Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons detained for 15 days for questioning about the origins of their family’s wealth and government suppression of the protests that ousted Mubarak from office.
Mubarak will be interrogated at Sharm el-Sheikh International Hospital, where he is being treated for a minor heart attack he suffered during earlier questioning.
As his sons Alaa and Gamal were taken to Tora Prison outside Cairo Wednesday, this video (via Web site Arabawy) was taken.
The video is said to show protesters calling for Gamal and Alla’s execution, accusing Mubarak of being an American agent, and chanting “Thieves!” The demonstrators also demanded that Mubarak’s sons be transferred to Tora Prison in a police, not private, car. WATCH:
On Facebook, a joke page was created called ‘sit-in til the release of Hosni Mubarak, a man who has served his country for 62 years’. On Flickr, users posted photos of a Mubarak doll hung in effigy. And on a Mubarak Games blog, readers could play a ‘Mubarak shooter’ game.
AFP released a timeline of Mubarak’s decline.
On Twitter, many reacted to the news the Mubarak family’s arrest with elation, sarcasm, pride, or near-disbelief:
Let's not forget the protesters serving now sentences handed down by military tribunals. They helped making the Mubaraks' arrests possible.
Guys be proud,we are pioneers. We are the 1st in this region to see that day, this generation reopened the long closed justice door #Egypt