Egypt orders travel ban on former president Mubarak and his family (UPDATE)

Arab World Materials 28 February 2011 15:34 (UTC +04:00)

previous news was posted at 15:20

Egypt's attorney general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud ordered on Monday a travel ban on former president Hosny Mubarak and his family, DPA reported.

Last week, Mahmoud ordered the country's Foreign Ministry to negotiate with foreign powers on freezing the international assets of Mubarak's family.

Mubarak, who stepped down on February 11 after 18 days of nationwide protests, is believed to have made a fortune for himself and his family during his nearly 30 years in power.