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Mubarak's wife is held for questioning

May 13, 2011 at 12:34 PM   |   Comments

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CAIRO, May 13 (UPI) -- Corruption investigators are holding Hosni Mubarak's wife for questioning about ill-gotten gains, Egyptian officials said Friday.

Suzanne Mubarak, 70, is expected to be taken to a Cairo prison, officials told The New York Times.

The deposed dictator is being held in a prison hospital where he is recovering from a heart attack, and the two Mubarak sons are in the Tora prison near Cairo along with other associates.

The state-owned newspaper al-Ahram's Web site said corruption investigator Khaled Selim went Friday to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheik where the Mubarak family retreated after the revolution to question Suzanne Mubarak.

She was formally detained only for 15 days for questioning but in Egypt that often spells indefinite imprisonment as the detention is routinely renewed. No charges have been filed against any members of the former ruling family.

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