Egypt Detains Mubarak

Egypt has detained former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons for 15 days pending investigations into allegations of corruption and abuse of authority, according to the country’s prosecutor general. The announcement came several hours after the former leader was hospitalized with heart problems. Reports indicated Mubarak was healthy enough for questioning to continue at the hospital, where one doctor described him as “somewhat” well. Al Jazeera says Mubarak is in stable condition and remains under police guard in the hospital. As Mubarak’s sons, Gamal and Alaa, were driven away in a police van, an angry crowd of 2,000 people formed and pelted the vehicle with water bottles, rocks, and flip-flops.