Egypt human rights groups accuse Mubarak of killing protesters
A joint commission of Egyptian and Arab human rights groups has submitted a report to the country's top prosecutor about the alleged involvement of ex-president Hosni Mubarak and police in premeditated murders of protesters, a local paper said on Wednesday, RIA Novosti reported.
Mubarak, 82, stepped down on February 11 after two weeks of protests against his 30-year rule. The protests left more than 360 people dead and about 5,500 injured.
The Al-Ahram weekly said the commission had collected testimony from eyewitnesses. The commission has also accused local media of "attempts to distort the truth and manipulate public opinion."
The military Supreme Council, which is temporarily running the country, has instructed the prosecutors to investigate the deaths of demonstrators during the protests. Prosecutors have already opened cases against former ministers, the ex-president and his family on charges of corruption, money laundering, instigating public unrest and killings during the protests.
The Egyptian Prosecutor General's Office ordered on February 21 the seizure of all accounts belonging to Mubarak and his family.
Egypt also asked the United States and European countries to freeze the assets of the country's ousted leader and his family and ordered an investigation into Mubarak's financial dealings.
Some media reports said Mubarak managed to shift his wealth, estimated at between $40 billion and $70 billion, to secret bank accounts.