Politics & Policy

Mubarak Out of Egypt

The former president promised to die in Egypt, but he’s evidently getting treatment in Saudi Arabia. Reuters has the story: 


A state-owned Egyptian newspaper said Wednesday that former President Hosni Mubarak was being treated for cancer in a hospital in Saudi Arabia.

The interim military government could not be reached for comment. It had imposed a travel ban on Mr. Mubarak, 82, and his family on Monday, but he has not been seen publicly since he was ousted from power on Feb. 11.

The newspaper Al Akhbar quoted “sources informed about the news” as saying that Mr. Mubarak was in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, receiving chemotherapy for colon and pancreatic cancer. It said his family was with him.

On Monday, the public prosecutor issued an order freezing the assets of Mr. Mubarak and his family, and preventing them from leaving Egypt.

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