Hosni Mubarak and his regime detained for investigation

by Maddy Hughes
CAIRO--Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak is under investigation for allegations of corruption, abuse of power, and misuse of public funds.

Egypt's prosecutor general announced Mubarak's detention on Facebook early Wednesday, according to Huffington Post and The Guardian. This announcement came shortly after Mubarak was hospitalized for a heart attack he had during questioning Tuesday night--he is expected to stay there until the end of his questioning.

The general also ordered a detention of both of Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, under the same charges for those 15 days their father would be held in the hospital. They were taken to Tora prison, south of Cairo, which is known for having held Mubarak's political prisoners for years.

Gamal Mubarak was a top official in the ruling party and was expected to take the place of the 82-year-old president before he was ousted on Feb. 11.

Most members of Mubarak's regime are currently being questioned as well.

Sources say that Mubarak will be moved from his current hospital, which is Sharm el-Sheikh, to a military hospital in Cairo, although he may have to be questioned outside of the capital for security reasons.

The prosecuter general announced the news on a Facebook page whose purpose was to honor the families of those killed in the protests, estimated to be around 800. The people of Egypt have been demanding investigations into corruption within the regime ever since their 18 days of protests leading to Feb. 11.

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