Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons detained

By Nangayi Guyson , Cairo –  Former Egyptian  president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, E’s, Alaa and Gamal, have been placed in detention for two weeks under an inquiry into the use of force against demonstrators during the uprising in January and February, state television reported on Wednesday.

Hosni Mubarak and childrenEgypt’s prosecutor general has ordered the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak, ahead of an investigation into corruption and abuse allegations.

Gamal and Alaa  are also of accused of incitement to fire at demonstrators during the revolution that lasted from January 25 till February 11 when their father reluctantly stepped down, the report said.

A security source said the pair were heading for the Tora prison in Cairo from the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where they were interrogated.

Mr Mubarak, 82, went into intensive care in Sharm el-Sheikh, shortly after suffering a heart attack during questioning by prosecutors on Tuesday, state media reported.

Mr Mubarak stood down in February after a popular uprising against his rule and at least 360 people are thought to have been killed during the protests, as police opened fire and cracked down on the crowds. Rights groups say the figure is much higher.