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Former Egypt parliament speaker held in graft probe

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutorordered that Fathi Sorour, former speaker in the lower house ofparliament, be detained for 15 days as part of an investigation into accusations of graft, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

Sorour, a senior member of former President Hosni Mubarak'sruling party, was summoned on Monday before a special panelformed to uncover illicit gains by former senior officials.
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