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Mubarak still in Sharm El-Sheikh: Egyptian official

Posted by on March 3, 2011 0 Comment

Riyadh, March 3 (IANS) Terming as false a report suggesting that former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is in Saudi Arabia for medical treatment, a senior diplomat has said he is still in the Red Sea resort of Sharam El-Sheikh.

Mubarak is still in the Egyptian resort, Xinhua quoted Arab News Thursday citing Nabeel Baker, a spokesman for the Egyptian Embassy in Riyadh.

Egypt’s state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper said Wednesday, citing informed sources, that Mubarak was presently in a military base in the Saudi city of Tabuk for treatment for colon and pancreatic cancer.

The paper said Mubarak’s wife Suzanne and his two sons Alaa and Gamal are also living on the Tabuk military base.

Mubarak stepped down Feb 11 due to an 18-day protests against his government.

Egypt’s top prosecutor has slapped a travel ban on Mubarak and his family and froze all their assets.

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