CAIRO — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was hospitalized in a Red Sea resort after suffering heart problems during questioning by prosecutors about allegations of corruption and abuse of power stemming from his nearly 30-year rule, state news media reported.
"Hosni Mubarak went into intensive care at the Sharm el Sheik International Hospital with heart problems," the official MENA news agency said. Authorities said Mubarak was accompanied by his sons, Alaa and Gamal.
Egypt's prosecutor general later announced a 15-day detention for Mubarak, as well as his sons, the Associated Press reported.
MENA, quoting a hospital manager, reported that the ousted president's condition had stabilized and that he "can be interrogated." State TV said Mubarak refused to eat or drink Tuesday morning after he was informed that he and his sons would be questioned.
Mubarak, 82, has been in ill health for more than a year. State news media indicated, however, that the hospital visit may have been a ploy to escape his legal problems.