Egypt's Mubarak questioned over gifts: Judicial source
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak was on Saturday questioned over gifts worth millions of Egyptian pounds allegedly received from the country's flagship state newspaper, a judicial source said.
Mubarak, who is already serving a life sentence for his involvement in the death of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him, was ordered detained for 15 days pending the investigation, the source told AFP.
According to the official MENA news agency, Mubarak received gifts worth seven million Egyptian pounds (S$1.3 million) from the Al-Ahram press foundation between 2006 and 2011 when he was ousted.
The ailing 84-year-old president has appealed the life sentence and a court will look into the appeal on Sunday.