The wife of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been ordered detained by authorities for 15 days in connection with a probe into corruption allegations, the MENA state news agency reported.
Suzanne Mubarak, 70, will reportedly be held in a Cairo prison. Her husband and two sons have already been detained and face questions over charges of illegal acquisition of wealth.” Plus, they and their respective spouses have been banned from leaving Egypt, while their assets have been frozen.
Almost two dozen former government officials and businessmen associated with the former regime has also been arrested, with some already charged with crimes. Last week, the feared former chief of the Interior Minister, Habib al-Adly, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on money laundering charges. He faces more serious charges related to the deaths of protesters during the revolt that upended Mubarak earlier this year. A conviction on those charges could mean a death penalty.
Hosni, 83, is currently under arrest in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, after reportedly suffering cardiac problems.
His existing detention order has been extended by another 15 days this morning.