- Reform Issues
- April 19, 2011
- 8 minutes read
Corruption, Embezzlement and Inciting to Kill – Charges Face the Mubarak Clan
Mubarak’s sons are expected to be questioned today by Egyptian authorities. Allegations leveled against them include corruption charges as Egypt’s interim government investigates their actions as well as those of senior officials and ministers from the former regime.
Hosni Mubarak, who was arrested last week and held in hospital awaiting questioning, is said to have improved as transfer preparations are underway.
The arrests appeasing the Egyptian protestors have come in response to complaints that the pace of change since the revolution has been far too slow.
According to reports in Al-Ahram, the state run paper which formerly praised and glorified the ousted Mubarak and his family Alaa Mubarak is the richest in the family, followed by his brother Gamal, then Suzanne their mother and finally, the former president.
Al-Wafd paper cites that Alaa and Gamal might face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of illicit gains, adding that Mubarak and his son Gamal are likely to face the death penalty if convicted of ordering the killing of protesters during the revolution.
Reports stress that former key Interior Ministry officials including Hassan Abdel Rahman, the former head of the State Security apparatus, denied any role in killing protesters.
However Al-Dostour writes that a CD found on 6 March at the Central Security Forces headquarters is missing.
The CD contained recordings of all conversations between top security officials and how to deal with protesters.
Related, further attempts to appease the people have been made by PM Essam Sharaf as he announced the government is working on creating new job opportunities, adding that minimum and maximum wages would be set within one month