Ex-Egyptian Leader’s Wife Gives Up Her Assets and Is Freed

Ex-Egyptian Leader’s Wife Gives Up Her Assets and Is Freed

Suzanne Mubarak was released from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after she returned about $4 million to the Republic of Egypt.

Published May 17, 2011

Suzanne Mubarak was released from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after she returned about $4 million that had been held in two bank accounts to the Republic of Egypt. Mubarak also promised to tell the government about any other domestic or international accounts.

She and her husband, deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, 83, had been held together by authorities. He is being charged with corruption and for allegedly ordering Egyptian security forces to shoot demonstrators during the democracy uprising. She was only held on corruption charges.

According to local newspaper reports, the former president, who supposedly suffered a heart attack while under interrogation, is drafting a letter of apology to the Egyptian people and hopes for amnesty as well.

The assets of the elderly leader, his wife and two sons were frozen when the Mubarak government was overthrown.

(Photo: AP Photo/Keystone, Laurent Gillieron, File)

Written by Frank McCoy

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