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Fri 22 Apr 2011 03:36 PM

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Egypt extends Mubarak detention for further 15 days

Public prosecutor continues questioning of former president Hosni Mubarak in hospital

Egypt extends Mubarak detention for further 15 days
Former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak. (Getty Images)

Egypt’s public prosecutor extended the detention of former president Hosni Mubarak for 15 days, the state-run Middle East News Agency said, citing Adel el-Saeed, a prosecutorial spokesman.

Prosecutors
continued Mubarak’s questioning today at the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh
where he is being treated, MENA said, citing el-Saeed.

Mubarak was
quizzed about attacks on protesters during the uprising that ended his
three-decade rule and about a deal to export gas to Israel at “a low
price,” which led to “hurting the country’s interests,” the Cairo-based
news agency reported, citing el-Saeed.

Mubarak’s
detention was initially ordered for 15 days on April 13 by the Public
Prosecutor’s office as part of a probe of alleged corruption during his
regime. Prosecuting Mubarak has been a main demand of protesters.

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