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Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak suffers heart attack in court office

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has suffered a heart attack while he was being questioned over allegations of corruption and violence against protesters, state TV reported.

The 82-year-old former president was deposed in February after 18 days of protests and has been under house arrest in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for the last two months.

The public prosecutor said on Monday he would be questioned.

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

Dozens of demonstrators picketed the hospital he was rushed to, denouncing the president and carrying a sign reading “Here is the butcher.”

They scuffled with supporters of Mubarak amid a massive security presence.

Two security officials said Mubarak arrived under heavy |police protection to the main |hospital.

According to two doctors in the hospital, he stepped out of his armoured Mercedes unaided and was taken to the presidential suite in the pyramid-shaped building.

The protest movement that deposed Mubarak is now pushing for him to be brought to justice for what they say are decades of abuse.

Mubarak has been suffering a number of ailments and underwent gallbladder surgery in Germany in March last year.

He has kept a low profile since he was ousted, living on his compound in Sharm el-Sheikh. He was banned from travelling and his assets have been frozen.

Many of his senior aides have already either been questioned or detained pending investigations.

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