Mubarak wife released from detention
The wife of Egypt's toppled president Hosni Mubarak was released on Tuesday after handing over her assets to the state.
Suzanne Mubarak had been held on corruption charges in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, along with her husband.
The justice ministry's Illicit Gains Authority, which ordered Mrs Mubarak's detention on Friday, "has decided to release her after she handed over to the state money held in two bank accounts in Egypt, amounting to 24 million pounds," (some US$4 million, a statement said. The 70 years old wife moved Friday to the intensive care unit at the hospital in Sharm el-Sheikh following a heart attack during her interrogation.
Yesterday, she gave three powers of attorney to Assem al-Gohari, the head of the illicit gains department, allowing him to withdraw the cash from accounts in two banks and to sell a luxury villa she owns in Cairo.