Cairo: Cracking down on ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt on Monday barred him and his family from leaving the country and put a freeze on their financial assets, two weeks after a mass uprising threw out his regime. (Agencies)
Egypt's top prosecutor Abdel Magid Mahmud on Monday ordered that financial assets inside the country of Mubarak and his family members be frozen, Al Jazeera reported.
"The decision is acting on complaints received on wealth accumulated by former President and his family," a statement from the prosecutor's office said.
The move comes close on the heels of an order seeking the freezing of the family's financial assets in foreign countries, following which the Foreign Ministry approached foreign governments and financial institutions.
The order also imposed a travel ban on the former President and his family pending further investigation.
The ban would apply to wife Suzanne, and his two sons Ala and Gamal, and their wives.
Mubarak was forced to step down on February 11 after being at the helm of the country for 32 years. He left the capital Cairo and headed to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, but he has not been seen in public ever since.
Mubarak is believed to have amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune but his legal aides have termed the reports about his wealth as groundless rumours.
While Switzerland froze Mubarak's assets within hours of his resignation, France too accepted Egyptian Foreign Ministry's request for an asset ban.
Egypt's administration is in the hands of the country's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces after Mubarak stepped down. The military has promised to amend the constitution and hold free and fair elections within six months.
Cairo: Cracking down on ousted President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt on Monday barred him and his family from leaving the country and put a freeze on their financial assets, two weeks after a mass uprising threw out his regime.