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Egypt's Mubarak hospitalized w/ heart problems

April 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was hospitalized in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for heart problems on Tuesday.

The 82-year-old was to be summoned for questioning over corruption allegations, abuse of power and violence against protesters during the 18-day uprising that forced him out of office.

Mubarak's two sons were also summoned and were being questioned at the prosecutor's office in the provincial capital of El-Tor.

Dozens of demonstrators picketed the hospital, denouncing the president and carrying a sign reading "Here is the butcher." They scuffled with supporters of Mubarak amid a massive security presence.

Several hundred protesters remain in Cairo's barricaded Tahrir Square, calling for an investigation into the military's use of violence against them. Early Saturday, soldiers forcefully stormed a protest camp to break up a sit-in, killing at least one demonstrator and wounding dozens.

Following that attack, protesters started a new sit-in at Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of the minister of defense and head of the army.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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