Former Egyptian president Muburak and sons in prison, investigation pending

Egypt detains Mubarak and sons

Mubarak's sons Alaa, left, and Gamal are in prison pending an investigation. Photo courtesy of

According to this Al Jazeera article, the ex-leader and his two sons will be held for 15 days pending a probe into an abuse of authority.

The ongoing investigation will look into allegations of corruption, the wasting of public money and the abuse of position for personal gain.

There is a video clip on the website.


About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock has two books of poetry, Crumb-sized (Unnamed Press, 2017) and On that one-way trip to Mars (Bottlecap Press, 2016). Her poetry and prose has appeared or is forthcoming in Breath & Shadow, The Deaf Poets Society, Paper Darts, Wordgathering, and more. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, Electrical Contractor Magazine, and WTOP.
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