Egypt's Mubarak to be questioned by prosecutors
The office of Egypt's attorney-general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud said Sunday it had ordered former president Hosny Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa be brought forward for questioning over allegations of embezzlement, dpa reported.
The statement was issued shortly after a recorded audio message by Mubarak, under house arrest in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, was aired by regional broadcaster Al Arabiya.
The attorney general's investigation focuses on allegations that the Mubaraks mishandled public funds and had links to attacks carried out on protesters during the 18 days of demonstrations that led to the former president's resignation.
In his message, Mubarak denied owning any assets abroad and vowed to cooperate with any investigation into the financial affairs of himself and his family members.
Mubarak's statement would have no impact on the investigations, the attorney-general's office said in a statement.