Egyptian military: Mubarak under house arrest in Sharm
Statement marks first mention of house arrest by ruling military council; denies former president, family have left Egypt; are still in Sinai.
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
March 29, 2011 09:02
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak 311 Reu.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Tony Gentile)
president Hosni Mubarak and his family have been placed under house
arrest in his Sharm e-Sheikh home, Egypt's ruling military council said
Monday in a brief statement.There had been no previous reference by the military council to Mubarak being under house arrest.
"There is no truth to reports that
former president Hosni Mubarak has left Egypt for Tabuk in Saudi
Arabia," the statement said. "He is under house arrest, with his family,
Egypt committee charges Mubarak of killing protesters
Tantawi reportedly demands Mubarak return state funds
Last week, Egyptian newspaper reports said that a committee set up to
investigate violence during demonstrations that toppled the regime had
laid charges against the former president and interior minister for
intentional murder of protesters.
The fact-finding committee submitted its charges to the Public
Prosecutor's office, saying Mubarak as the head of the government was
criminally responsible for the death of the protesters, Al Ahram state
newspaper said last Wednesday.
The former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adli, who is also already
facing trial for wasting public funds and money laundry, is accused of
ordering police to open fire at demonstrators, the newspaper said.
Egypt has already arrested and is investigating high-ranking police
officers for ordering the killing of demonstrators during the uprising