Mubarak is still in Egypt

Though there have been reports that Former President Hosni Mubarak is in Saudi Arabia and undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, it seems that he and his family are still in Egypt.

Hosni Mubarak

Egypt’s ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak is at his residence in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh, a spokesman for the chief prosecutor’s office told al-Ahram daily on Friday, dismissing reports that Mubarak was in Saudi Arabia. “The deposed president and his family are still in Sharm El-Sheikh,” Egypt’s chief prosecutor’s office spokesman Abdel al-Said told al-Ahram.

Egypt on Monday imposed a travel ban on Mubarak and his family while prosecutors probed complaints about their wealth, estimated by Arabic media reports at up to 70 billion euros. The public prosecutor froze the bank accounts and assets of Mubarak and his family after complaints they acquired their alleged vast wealth through illegal means, the prosecutor’s office said.

The Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh has also denied reports that he was in Saudi Arabia.

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