Mubarak to be Questioned (Plus Issues Statement)

Via the BBC:  Egypt: Hosni Mubarak to be quizzed over deaths

The announcement came shortly after Mr Mubarak made his first statement since he was ousted two months ago, denying accusations of corruption.

The former leader said he had the right to defend his reputation and denied having any assets in foreign countries.

Mr Mubarak’s sons Gamal and Alaa have been summoned for questioning as well.

More on the statement via the Daily Mail‘I am still hurting’: Ousted Egyptian leader Mubarak defends himself as prosecution for embezzlement looms.

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