Mubarak Has 'Heart Crisis' During Questioning

Former Egyptian leader is hospitalized
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2011 1:56 PM CDT
Updated Apr 12, 2011 4:35 PM CDT
A file photo of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak had some kind of "heart crisis" today while being questioned by prosecutors and had to be hospitalized, state media reported. But how serious it is remains unclear. Both AP and Reuters cite reports saying he continued to answer questions at the hospital. Prosecutors are looking into allegations that Mubarak embezzled a small fortune and ordered a violent crackdown on protesters.

Mubarak, 82, has been in the Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since he relinquished power in February, and he's now in a local hospital there. Over the weekend, he called the allegations "lies" and promised to fully cooperate with the new government's investigation. Two sons also have been summoned for questioning.

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