Egypt’s attorney general forbids Mubarak from leaving country


Egypt’s attorney general issued an order Monday freezing the assets of former President Hosni Mubarak and his family and prohibiting them from leaving the country.Attorney General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud ordered the moves after Mustafa Bakri, a member of Egypt’s parliament who lost his seat after filing corruption cases against various officials, provided documents indicating Mubarak’s family has secret bank accounts totaling more than 200 million Egyptian pounds ($147 million), according to EgyNews.

“I submitted the corruption documents on Sunday night and on Monday morning I was called in by the public prosecutor for investigation, and he asked me to rush to his office.” Bakri told CNN. “The attorney general, himself, went over the documents in my possession and then issued his orders to bar Mubarak and his family from travelling and to impound their assets.”

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