Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days in Egypt

May 14th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by BNO News  

CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) — Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak on Friday was detained for 15 days to be questioned over the corruption charges on his husband, ousted president Hosni Mubarak.

According to the Ahram newspaper, the wife of the 82-year-old former president will be transported on a military aircraft to Qanater Prison in east Cairo from Sharm El-Sheikh where the ex-leader is hospitalized.

The ousted president is accused of ordering the killing of protesters in Tahrir Square during the January 25 Revolution as well as many abuse of power and illicit profiteering counts.

He was questioned at the Sharm El Sheikh International Hospital on Thursday over the charges against him. On Tuesday, Prosecutor-General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud extended the detention of Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, for another 15 days pending further investigation.

Meanwhile, the Illicit Gains Authority informed that after an investigation it was found that the fortune of ousted Egyptian president Mubarak was worth around $145 million, including his frozen Swiss bank accounts and a villa in Sharm El-Sheikh worth LE 36 million ($6 million).

His wife, Suzanne, is listed as the owner of another villa in Heliopolis, valued around LE 20 million ($3.37 million), added the Authority’s Director Essam El-Gohary. The report is part of the investigation on the Mubarak family.

Mubarak ruled Egypt in a 30-year-long regime which began in 1981. He stepped down this year after weeks of anti-government protests by crowds calling for greater democracy and respect of human rights.

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