Mubarak arrested in his bed after heart collapse

April 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt), Apr. 14 (ANI): Egyptian prosecutors arrested ousted President Hosni Mubarak while he was in his bed last night on charges of alleged corruption and abuse of power during his 30-year rule.

According to the Daily Mail, the 82-year-old Mubarak was in hospital after a suspected heart attack, but Egypt’s prosecutor-general still went ahead with a 15-day detention order yesterday.

The symbolic move was seen as an attempt to win over the Egyptian public and quash suspicions about the country’s military rulers shielding their former commander from investigation.

Mubarak’s two sons have also been arrested.

Meanwhile, demonstrators continue to picket the hospital where Mubarak was reportedly receiving treatment, denouncing the president and carrying a sign reading “Here is the butcher.”

On Wednesday, they scuffled with supporters of Mubarak amid a massive security presence.

The protest movement that deposed Mubarak is now pushing for him to be brought to justice for what they say are decades of abuse. (ANI)

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