Egypt’s Former First Lady Had Heart Attack After Detention

It has been reported in the state-run Middle East News Agency that Egypt’s former first lady Suzanne Mubarak suffered heart and brought to the intensive care unit shortly after she was ordered for a 15-day detention in a corruption case. Such incident was also confirmed by the manager of the Sharm el-Sheikh Hospital, Mohamed Fatah Allah.

Such detention order came from Assem al-Gohary, the assistant justice minister for the Illicit Gains Authority. The investigation is all about her possession of illegal wealth that was obtained using her husband’s position and political authority.

Another group of investigators also questioned the former president in the same hospital for three hours Thursday regarding “using his political position as president to acquire illegal wealth” including his luxury mansion in Sharm el-Sheikh.

The former leader also suffered heart attack last month after being held for questioning over possible corruption charges. The couple were also questioned about accounts in Al Ahly Bank, containing $147 million under their authority as well as the 20 million Egyptian pounds ($3.4 million) deposited in the name of the former first lady in a local bank account.

Such bank account information were obtained after they signed affidavits allowing investigators to further inquire into their bank accounts and wealth inside and outside Egypt.

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