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Egypt Extends Detention of Mubarak’s Sons for 15 Days

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April 26 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s public prosecutor extended the detentions of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of former President Hosni Mubarak, for 15 days, the state-run Middle East News Agency said, citing the prosecutor.

Preparations are also under way to transfer Hosni Mubarak, who is hospitalized in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh, to a military hospital “as soon as his health condition stabilizes,” Interior Minister Mansour El-Essawy said in a letter to the public prosecutor. Mubarak is suffering from a heart condition that can lead to cardiac arrest and requires intensive care, according to the statement from the prosecutor’s office sent to the press today.

Mubarak and his sons were first ordered detained for 15 days as part of a corruption probe on April 13. Two days later, the public prosecutor ordered Mubarak to be transferred to a military hospital. Mubarak’s detention was extended for another 15 days on April 22. The three men were summoned for questioning about alleged embezzlement of public funds and attacks on protesters during the uprising that ended Mubarak’s three-decade rule, the prosecutor said on April 10.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mariam Fam in Cairo at mfam1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net