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Mubarak and sons detained

Egypt’s prosecutor general says former Egyptian leader will stand trial for corruption and violence


 

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, have been detained on the orders of Egypt’s prosecutor general. The detention order comes just after Mubarak is reported to be in “unstable condition” after suffering from heart problems. The former president had been living quietly in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. His sons were transferred to the Tora prison complex in Cairo on Wednesday morning, after the police van transporting them had been pelted with stones and shoes by protestors demanding that they stand trial for crimes of corruption and state-sponsored violence.

BBC News


 
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