Hosni Mubarak's sons detention extended by 15 days

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Cairo, April 27: The detention of Alaa and Gamal, sons of Hosni Mubarak, has been extended by another 15 days by the public prosecutor, who has delayed shifting of the toppled Egyptian President to a prison hospital because of his health condition.

"Egypt's public prosecutor extended the detentions of Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, the sons of former President Hosni Mubarak, for 15 days," the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. The two sons who have spent most of their life in the luxury of the presidential palace are now detained with common criminals in the infamous Tora prison.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor-general Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud announced that Hosni Mubarak will not be moved to a military hospital due to medical and security reasons, reports said.

Mahmoud had earlier ordered that the former president be transferred to a prison hospital after a medical test declared him "fit enough" to travel.

Mubarak was scheduled to be moved to Mazraa hospital at Tora prison.

Mubarak, 82, has been under detention at a hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh and officials are investigating allegations against him of corruption and misuse of state funds.

The ousted president and his two sons are under investigation for the deaths of hundreds of activists during the recent uprising in Egypt, which led to his ouster from office in February.

The former strongman is suffering from health problems, including heart palpitations and blood pressure-related issues.

PTI

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