Hosni Mubarak, and Sons, Detained in Egypt
10:38 AM, Apr 13, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak has reportedly been placed under detention in his hospital room in Sharm el-Sheikh. Mubarak has been there since last night, when he is thought to have had a heart attack. The AP reports:
According to reports, Mubarak will likely not be in Sharm el-Sheikh for long, if he is even still there now. As the Guardian reports, "It is believed Mubarak is to be transferred by military plane from Sharm el-Sheikh to a military hospital in Cairo, although the prosecutor-general has said his interrogations may have to take place outside the capital for security reasons."
As for Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, the AP reports that they have been "detained for questioning and taken to Cairo's Torah prison, where a string of former top regime figures — including the former prime minister, head of the ruling party and Mr. Mubarak‘s chief of staff — already are languishing, facing similar investigations on corruption."
The Christian Science Monitor calls "Mubarak and sons' detention a victory for Egypt's opposition."