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- May 17, 2011
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Ousted Mubarak to Apologize to Nation
According to sources ousted president Hosni Mubarak is to apologise to the nation and plead for amnesty.
The report comes three months after he was overthrown by the people’s revolution which resulted in nearly 1000 deaths and over 6,000 injuries.
The former president and his wife Suzanne are currently under arrest in a hospital in the Red Sea resort and both are alleged to have suffered heart attacks during interrogation as part of a graft probe.
Official sources confirm Mubarak was drafting a letter which is expected to be broadcast on Egyptian and Arabic channels.
The ousted Mubarak is to apologise on behalf of himself and his family for any offence caused to the people and for any behaviour which may have stemmed from false information passed on to him by his advisers.
The amnesty would apply to Mubarak, his wife Suzanne, and their two sons Alaa and Gamal who are currently detained on corruption charges in Cairo\’s Tora prison the same prison where many political opposition members mainly from the Muslim Brotherhood were held.
The 83 year old has also been questioned by authorities over the order to shoot anti-regime protestors.
In a bid to have the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces look into an amnesty, Mubarak is prepared to hand over his assets to the state although the military council that took over following Mubarak\’s resignation on February 11 has pledged to bring to justice all former regime officials found guilty of abuse.