13 Apr '11, 7am

Mubarak, two sons detained for 15 days

Mubarak, two sons detained for 15 days

CAIRO: Egypt's ailing ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been placed in detention for 15 days as part of an inquiry into the use of force against protesters, prosecutors said on Wednesday. A statement on the public prosecutor's Facebook page said chief prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmud authorised the detentions "as part of an inquiry into the use of force against protesters during the unrest in January and February." Security officials said Mubarak was placed under detention in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he reportedly suffered a heart attack on Tuesday during questioning by prosecutors. Police said Mubarak's two sons, Gamal and Alaa, arrived mid-morning at Tora prison complex in Cairo, home to other fallen officials and some of the country's most notorious political prisoners. They are accused of incitement to fire at demonstrator...

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