France says it's seeking to freeze Mubarak family assets

February 23, 2011 20:29

France said Tuesday that it is moving forward with efforts to freeze any assets held in the country by ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family. Egypt's top prosecutor is seeking a freeze on assets of Mubarak, his wife, his two sons and their wives. The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday it received an Egyptian request for such a freeze a day earlier.

It was not immediately clear what assets Mubarak might have in France. He stepped down Feb. 11 in the face of a huge public uprising, and is believed to be in seclusion in the Egyptian resort of Sharm e-Sheikh.

Switzerland has said it is freezing any assets of former Egyptian officials, and US authorities have sought to track money linked to possibly corrupt deals by Mubarak's government.

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