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Mubarak's wife detained in Egyptian corruption probe

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 01:19

May 13 - Egypt's anti-graft agency said on Friday the wife of former President Hosni Mubarak has been detained for 15 days pending further investigations into corruption allegations. Jon Decker reports.

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Egypt's anti-graft agency said on Friday the wife of former President Hosni Mubarak has been detained for 15 days pending further investigations into corruption allegations. Security officials told Reuters that 70-year-old Suzanne Mubarak will soon be taken to a Cairo prison. The news comes on the same day thousands of people gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square, calling for solidarity with Palestinians and national unity after attacks on Egyptian churches. Some waved Palestinian flags in the iconic square which was at the heart of protests that led to the overthrow of Mubarak in February. Both Palestinians and Egyptians also wanted to send a message to end sectarian strife after recent clashes left at least 12 people killed on Saturday in a Cairo suburb. The clashes have posed a challenge for Egypt's new military rulers, under pressure to impose security and revive the ailing economy while seeking to avoid the tough security tactics against Islamists used by Mubarak. Jon Decker, Reuters.

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Mubarak's wife detained in Egyptian corruption probe

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 01:19