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Egypt: Mubarak and sons detained amid corruption probe

Egypt's prosecutor general has ordered the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak, ahead of an investigation into corruption and abuse allegations.

He is said to be in an "unstable condition" in hospital with heart problems. He has been ordered to be detained for 15 days.

His sons Alaa and Gamal have also been detained amid allegations of corruption and violence, police say.

The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Cairo.

  • 13 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa