Egypt turns down Mubarak appeal against seizure of assets

An appeal by Mubarak against an order seizing his assets has been rejected.

Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 21:23 PM IST

Cairo: An appeal by ousted Egyptian
president Hosni Mubarak and his family against an order
seizing their money and assets in the country has been
rejected.

Quoting Egyptian judicial officials Al Arabya channel
reported that a judge turned down the appeal moved by lawyers
of the Mubarak family who had sought suspension of the order
to give more time to the family to respond to the notice.
The channel said the authorities did not confirm or
deny the reports.

Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, is said to be
ailing with cancer. He stepped down from office on February 11
following massive protests demanding his ouster.
The former Egyptian president, his wife and two sons
have also been barred from leaving Egypt.

PTI