Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest, and they have not fled to Saudi Arabia, Egypt’s military rulers said today.
“There is no truth to reports that former president Hosni Mubarak has left Egypt for Tabuk in Saudi Arabia,” the country’s military rulers said in a statement on Facebook. “He is under house arrest, with his family, in Egypt.”
Mubarak left the capital Cairo for the resort city of Sharm el Sheikh when his regime collapsed Feb. 11. A report in an Egyptian newspaper said he traveled to Tabuk for cancer treatment, which was denied by Egypt’s prosecutor general.
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has ruled Egypt since Mubarak was forced to quit after 18 days of massive street protests against his 30-year autocratic regime.