Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak 311 Reu.
(photo credit: Reuters TV / Reuters)
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is set to apologize to Egypt and plead
for amnesty after he was forced to resign in February, following a popular
uprising against him, according to a report cited by AFP.
quoted Egyptian and Arab sources as saying that Mubarak was “drafting a letter
which will be broadcast on Egyptian and Arabic channels, apologizing on behalf
of himself and his family for any offense caused to the people,” AFP
Mubarak also plans to apologize “for any behavior which may
have stemmed from false information passed on to him by his advisers,” the
The former president said he is ready to give his assets
to the state in an attempt to have the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed
Forces “look into an amnesty,” according to the report.
The plan would
give amnesty to Mubarak, his wife, Suzanne, and their two sons Alaa and Gamal,
who are being detained in Cairo’s Tora jail for corruption
However, AFP cited the Al- Shorouk newspaper as saying that
amnesty is unlikely to be given to Mubarak’s sons.
Mubarak’s wife was
released from detention on Tuesday after giving up assets, but is still being
investigated, said an official leading a probe into whether she amassed wealth
Suzanne Mubarak, who denies charges that she abused her
husband’s influence for unlawful personal gain, was admitted to a hospital on
Friday after suffering symptoms of a heart attack. She has been detained in the
same hospital as her husband, who has also been treated.
under investigation for abuse of power, embezzlement and responsibility for the
deaths of some protesters during the 18 days of unrest that led to his ouster on
February 11. He is still in detention.
“Suzanne Mubarak was released
pending investigations after she gave up her assets of 24 million Egyptian
pounds ($4m.) to the state,” Assem el- Gohari, the head of the illicit gains
authority, told state radio.
A judicial source said earlier that Mubarak
would be released after posting bail.