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Wed April 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Prosecutor Goes To Mubarak's Hospital Bed To Resume Questioning

After Tuesday's dramatic start of the investigation of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family, the prosecutor has now resumed questioning the 82-year-old Mubarak at his hospital bedside, NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Cairo.

As we reported yesterday, Mubarak was rushed to a hospital Tuesday for what may have been heart problems. That news came just a day after it was revealed that authorities have launched an investigation into allegations of corruption during Mubarak's nearly 30 years as Egypt's leader.

Today, Deb reports that "Mubarak collapsed under questioning after refusing to eat or drink in the two days since his summons." Once the state minister of health declared that Mubarak's condition was stable, however, "the prosecutor resumed questioning at his bedside and ordered Mubarak and his sons officially detained."

The Guardian reports this morning that "it is believed Mubarak is to be transferred by military plane from Sharm el-Sheikh to a military hospital in Cairo, although the prosecutor-general has said his interrogations may have to take place outside the capital for security reasons."

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