Cairo: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak's
sons today were questioned on their financial activities in
Cyprus and the British Isles, the public prosecutor's office
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak faced investigators at the
Cairo prison where they are being held after the interior
ministry refused to transfer them "for security reasons," a
spokesman at the office said.
The interrogation focused on their ties "with a
company in Cyprus and one of the British Isles managing
investment funds of some businessmen," he added, without
Both men are also accused of forcing businessmen to
give them a cut in local partnerships with foreign companies.
The two were on Wednesday ordered detained for 15 days
in Cairo's Tora prison complex as part of a probe into the
violent suppression of anti-regime protests which led to
Mubarak's fall and over corruption accusations.
Before the popular uprising which ousted Mubarak,
Gamal, who was close to business executives and high up in
Egypt's ruling party, was regarded as the political heir to
Mubarak, while Alaa concentrated on business.
First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011, 00:57