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's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.
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