Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Egyptian judiciary extends 15 days the detention of Mubarak

Cairo .- The Attorney General of Egypt decided Tuesday to extend for another fifteen days the provisional detention which is under the president Hosni Mubarak, officials said. The order, issued by the Attorney General's Facebook page, was issued by the prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud, to follow the interrogations is undergoing Mubarak.

The exgobernante is admitted to a hospital in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in South Sinai Peninsula, where he was admitted on 12 April by a heart attack. The first order of arrest was determined by the Attorney General of Egypt on 13 April and affected both Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal.

The latter are imprisoned in Tora prison in southern suburb of Cairo. According to the official communique today, officials from the Attorney General are in Sharm el Sheikh for further interrogation being subjected to Mubarak, who stepped down last February 11 following a popular uprising against his regime.

The note added that Mubarak is being questioned about attacks on protesters who participated in the rebellion that erupted on 25 January. It is also being investigated on contracts signed with Israel to supply natural gas "at a price lower than world prices, causing material damage to the country and its interests," the statement added.

The prosecutor general ordered yesterday the appointment of a coroner, Ahmed al Sobai Al Sobai, to assess whether the hospital Tora prison is adequate to meet Mubarak in detention there. Al Sobai has also been ordered to visit next Tuesday at the exmandatario in Sharm el-Sheikh to submit to medical examinations.

The attorney general sent the April 14 message to the Ministry of the Interior to take the necessary steps to Mubarak is transferred to a prison hospital. But the Home Office replied that the prison hospitals do not have the medical resources necessary to meet emergencies, and recommended to enter the president in a military medical center.

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