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Prosecutor Goes To Mubarak's Hospital Bed To Resume Questioning

Some Egyptians celebrated today (April 13, 2011) outside the Sharm el-Sheikh courthouse where former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal were being questioned. i

Some Egyptians celebrated today (April 13, 2011) outside the Sharm el-Sheikh courthouse where former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal were being questioned. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Some Egyptians celebrated today (April 13, 2011) outside the Sharm el-Sheikh courthouse where former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal were being questioned.

Some Egyptians celebrated today (April 13, 2011) outside the Sharm el-Sheikh courthouse where former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal were being questioned.

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After Tuesday's dramatic start of the investigation of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his family, the prosecutor has now resumed questioning the 82-year-old Mubarak at his hospital bedside, NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Cairo.

As we reported yesterday, Mubarak was rushed to a hospital Tuesday for what may have been heart problems. That news came just a day after it was revealed that authorities have launched an investigation into allegations of corruption during Mubarak's nearly 30 years as Egypt's leader.

Today, Deb reports that "Mubarak collapsed under questioning after refusing to eat or drink in the two days since his summons." Once the state minister of health declared that Mubarak's condition was stable, however, "the prosecutor resumed questioning at his bedside and ordered Mubarak and his sons officially detained."

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NPR's Deborah Amos in Cairo

The Guardian reports this morning that "it is believed Mubarak is to be transferred by military plane from Sharm el-Sheikh to a military hospital in Cairo, although the prosecutor-general has said his interrogations may have to take place outside the capital for security reasons."

NPR's coverage of the upheaval in Egypt and Mubarak's fall from power is collected here.

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