Mubarak`s sons grilled on foreign finances

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak faced investigators at the Cairo prison.

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
said.

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
elaborating.

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.

PTI

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