Egypt prosecutor denies Mubarak travel claims

Egypt`s prosecutor general on Thursday denied reports claiming toppled president Hosni Mubarak and his family were in Saudi Arabia, insisting they were still in an Egyptian Red Sea resort.

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 00:20 AM IST

Cairo: Egypt`s prosecutor general on Thursday
denied reports claiming toppled president Hosni Mubarak and
his family were in Saudi Arabia, insisting they were still in
an Egyptian Red Sea resort.

"There is no truth to what was reported (on Wednesday)
that former president Hosni Mubarak and his family are
currently out of the country," said Abdel Magid Mahmud`s
spokesman Adel al-Said.

He said the prosecutor`s office had received some legal
paperwork yesterday signed by the president at his residence
in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh.

The state-owned daily Al-Akhbar yesterday said Mubarak
was receiving medical treatment for cancer in Saudi Arabia,
citing "informed sources."

It said Mubarak, his wife and two sons were living on a
military base in the north eastern Saudi city of Tabuk, not
far from Sharm el-Sheikh where the 82-year-old went after his
resignation on February 11.

Egyptian authorities on Monday slapped a travel ban on
Mubarak and his family and also imposed a freeze on their
assets.

The nationwide protests that erupted on January 25 and
forced Mubarak from power left at least 384 dead, more than
6,000 injured and scores detained.

PTI