Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak ordered detained

May 13 2011 - 11:00am

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An Egyptian man holds a caricature picture of deposed President Hosni Mubarak with Arabic word reading, "search me," during a rally in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt Friday May 13, 2011. Egyptian authorities have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, the government-run MENA news service said Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2003 file photo, Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, smiles at the Free University Berlin. Egyptian authorities have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, the government-run MENA news service says. The move on Friday May 13, 2011 comes a day after the government reported that Mubarak and his wife were questioned over suspicions they illegally amassed vast wealth. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File)
An Egyptian man holds a caricature picture of deposed President Hosni Mubarak with Arabic word reading, "search me," during a rally in Tahrir square in Cairo, Egypt Friday May 13, 2011. Egyptian authorities have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, the government-run MENA news service said Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2003 file photo, Suzanne Mubarak, wife of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak, smiles at the Free University Berlin. Egyptian authorities have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, wife of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, the government-run MENA news service says. The move on Friday May 13, 2011 comes a day after the government reported that Mubarak and his wife were questioned over suspicions they illegally amassed vast wealth. (AP Photo/Franka Bruns, File)

CAIRO -- Egyptian authorities on Friday announced that they have ordered the detention of Suzanne Mubarak, the wife of former President Hosni Mubarak.

State-run MENA news service reported that the former first lady would be detained, although it was not clear whether she would be held at the women's prison in Cairo.

The announcement came a day after the government reported that Mubarak and his wife were questioned by authorities concerning allegations of money being illegally siphoned from the country.

MENA said prosecutors ordered Suzanne Mubarak detained for 15 days pending further investigation of the allegations.

The 82-year-old former president is in a hospital in the Sinai resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. He has been questioned several times, but Thursday was the first time his wife faced interrogation.

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