Mubarak and Family Banned from Travel, Assets Frozen

Via the BBC:  Hosni Mubarak: Egypt’s former leader given travel ban

Egypt’s public prosecutor has issued a travel ban on ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family.

The order also freezes their money and assets, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said.

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Egypt has already requested a number of governments to freeze the overseas assets of the Mubarak family.

Protesters and anti-corruption campaigners have been pressing for an investigation into the Mubarak family’s assets, put at anywhere from $1bn to $70bn (£616m-£43bn).

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