Egypt's ousted president Mubarak remanded in police custody, so are his sons, Gamal and AlaaThe former president is being held in police custody in the Sharm El-Sheikh hospital where he is recovering from a heart attack. Mubarak's heir apparent Gamal, and his older brother, Alaa are also in police custody in Sharm
Ahram Online, Wednesday 13 Apr 2011
Ousted president Hosni Mubarak has been ordered to be remanded in police custody for 15 days pending further investigation into the charges of corruption against him. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, have similarly been ordered remanded in custody for 15 days pending further investigation into similar charges of corruption.
The former president, having suffered what was described as a “mild heart attack”, was transferred to Sharm El-Sheikh International Hospital, in Sharm El-Sheikh, where he was admitted to the VIP wing of the hospital on the fourth floor.
Both Gamal and Alaa Mubarak were transferred from El-Tor, the capital of South Sinai, back to Sharm El-Sheikh following their father's heart attack, where they will be subject to further questioning.
Minister of Justice Abdel-Aziz El-Guindy had announced earlier that Mubarak's health condition had stabilised and that his questioning will resume while he is being held in hospital under heavy guard.
Security, meanwhile, has been stepped up in the South Sinai resort city.
The prosecution and arrest of the ousted president, his erstwhile heir apparent, Gamal and the rest of his ruling clique, was the top demand raised by hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, Alexandria and several other Egyptian cities during last Friday's demonstrations, dubbed “Friday of Cleansing”.
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