- Sputnik International
World
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Egyptian prosecutors question Mubarak's sons

© SputnikHosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak - Sputnik International
Subscribe
International
India
Egyptian prosecutors questioned on Saturday Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of the ousted Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, a spokesman for Egyptian Prosecutor's General office has said.

Egyptian prosecutors questioned on Saturday Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, sons of the ousted Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, a spokesman for Egyptian Prosecutor's General office has said.

Mubarak and his two sons were detained on Tuesday, following an investigation into corruption and abuse of office allegations.

Along with the allegations of corruption and amassing about $700 million from state funds, Gamal, who was the head of the ruling National Democratic Party's policies committee, is suspected of ordering police forces to open fire on the protesters at Tahrir Square in late January. He is also alleged of the illegal export of gold from Egypt.

The two brothers were interrogated in Tora Prison, outside Cairo. They had not been summoned to the Prosecutor's Office because of the security concerns, Egyptian TV said.

Egyptian media said they could be jailed or hanged if convicted. The trial is expected to last at least one year.

In early March former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly also went on trial on embezzlement and money laundering charges.

Former President Mubarak stepped down on February 11 after 18 days of large-scale anti-government protests that broke out in Cairo and quickly spread throughout Egypt, leaving more than 350 people dead and about 5,500 injured.

 

CAIRO, April 17 (RIA Novosti)

 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала