Mubarak Hospitalized in Egypt

Hosni Mubarak, the autocratic former president of Egypt, fled the revolution two months ago, was suddenly hospitalized on Tuesday in the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. State daily newspaper Al-Ahram said it happened after prosecutors began questioning him about allegations of possible corruption and other crimes.
The exact cause of his arrival at the hospital was unclear. But Justice Minister, Mohammed El-Guindi said, questioning the former president was taken to hospital, a sign that his health problems were not serious.

Mr. Mubarak, 82, stayed in Sharm el-Sheikh, as he left office. His admission came two days after saying that he would be questioned in connection with possible criminal prosecution. The newspaper reported that the questioning began Tuesday.

Little is known publicly about the health of Mr. Mubarak, a taboo subject during his 30 years as the leader of Egypt. Most recently, in 2007, the publisher of leading newspapers, Ibrahim Eissa was sentenced to six months in prison for posting articles on the health of Mr. Mubarak. Rumors are rumors that Mr. Mubarak had cancer of the pancreas and colon.

On Sunday, Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the former president and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, to be interviewed as part of a range of charges related to corruption and violence against demonstrators during the uprising, which started on 25 January and 11 February overthrown. More than 800 people were killed during the uprising three weeks, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Health.

Early Wednesday, hours after Mr. Mubarak had been hospitalized, prosecutors ordered that her son would be detained for 15 days for an investigation into allegations of corruption and abuse of power, state-run television, according to the Associated Press.

In Sharm el-Sheikh, the crowd fired at a police van for the brothers with water bottles, stones and slippers, AP

The move follows growing pressure from the Egyptians to pursue Mr. Mubarak and his family. On Friday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Tahrir Square in Cairo calling for the testing of Mr. Mubarak and his supporters, including some members of the board member who now runs the country.

The main group of demonstrators remained in Tahrir Square after the event. They erected barricades of barbed wire after clashes with security forces before dawn Saturday, killing at least two people were killed and dozens injured.

Last week, protesters were forcibly removed from Tahrir Square, a man in civilian clothes, armed with sticks, who fought with the protesters and removed their barricades, the local news said. Many demonstrators were arrested by military police as they fled the place.

Sunday, Mubarak has denied the charges against him and released audiotape five minutes to the satellite network owned by Saudi Arabia, Al-Arabiya, to defend his reputation. In the recording, he denied that he or his family members were abuse of power or assets abroad .

admission, Mr. Mubarak invited the suspicion that he - or the ruling military council, which is increasingly seen as determined to protect it - can be created "a ruse to get him out of the country for treatment," said Hani Shakrallah, editor of the new website Online Ahram.

"It may be a way to avoid the interrogation," said Shakrallah. "But he avoided for how long? Military intends to try him," he added. "The report is not an exaggeration. It is possible that they brought him in for questioning, and the man is so upset that he got sick."