Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Friday, May 13, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-africa-13392099

This hasn't hit my Google reader yet so I thought I would share it - if Blogger is back up yet.  I've seen no details of the questions she faces but there have been allegations published of misuse of funds intended for cultural projects like the library in Alexandria. For that reason, her detention is of more interest within the world of antiquities and culture than many ministers'.

She may, of course, be cleared of any wrongdoing.

2 comments:

Patrick said...

According to this,
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/5/35/11796/Arts--Culture/Stage--Street/The-budget-of-the-Ministry-of-Culture-to-be-reduce.aspx
...Antiquities appears to have swallowed up a large share of Culture's budget. Strange goings on, indeed. Perhaps an audit would clear things up.
By the way, it is reported elsewhere that Mrs Mubarak has had a heart attack: the same thing happened to her husband when he was arraigned...

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