Egypt's Mubarak questioned over alleged gifts

# 12 January 2013 18:43 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. An Egyptian security official says ousted president Hosni Mubarak has been interrogated over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds (hundreds of thousands of US dollars) he allegedly received from the country's top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power, APA reports quoting AP.

Mubarak is serving a life sentence after being convicted for failing to stop killings of protesters during 2011 uprising.

He was moved to a Cairo military hospital last month after slipping inside a prison bathroom and injuring himself.

A security official says Mubarak was questioned on Saturday over watches, pens, bags, belts and jewelry he reportedly received from the official Al Ahram newspaper. He spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to media.

Mubarak's lawyers and the newspaper could not immediately be reached for comment.