Egypt extends Mubarak detention

Egypt extends Mubarak detention
# 23 April 2011 04:52 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Egypt’s prosecutor general has extended the detention of ailing ex-leader Hosni Mubarak for another 15 days, the country’s MENA news agency said Friday, APA reports quoting CNN.
He is being investigated in connection with the deaths of hundreds of activists during the recent uprising that led to his departure from office February 11. The former leader is also under investigation for allegations of corruption and misuse of state funds.
Mubarak was under detention in the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Red Sea resort city, where he has been treated for health problems, including heart palpitations and blood pressure issues. He has been living in the city since he was ousted from power.
A team of prosecutors questioned Mubarak on Friday "regarding the information and the evidence held against him revolving around the killed and injured protesters of January 25 revolution," the prosecutor general’s office said.
He was also questioned over the negotiation of a "gas deal with Israel at prices below international standards, which amounted to a waste of public funds." Mubarak’s lawyers were present during the questioning, the prosecutor’s office said.
The prosecutor’s office said a team of doctors will examine Mubarak to see whether he can be moved to Tora prison in the Cairo area or to the prison hospital. Doctors will inspect Tora to see if it’s suitable to hold Mubarak there.
"The medical consultants will decide what medical equipment or devices are needed in the hospital in order to provide proper medical care for the former president when he is transferred there to continue his prison order inside Tora," the prosecutor general’s office said.
Mubarak’s two sons have also been detained and they are in custody in Cairo.
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