The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces vehemently denied considering granting ousted president Hosni Mubarak absolution without trial.
On Tuesday, his wife Suzanne Mubarak (nee Thabet) was released by the Illicit Gains Authority shortly after submitting documents proving that her Heliopolis villa is owned by a sovereign body and that the bank accounts under investigation were donated in her name as Egypt's first lady to be spent on charity projects.
Later in the day Mubarak, detained in Salam Hospital in Sharm El-Sheikh pending corruption and criminal investigations, signed a waiver by which he relinquished all his assets and properties in Egypt to the country, according to Ahram Online sources in Sharm.
Mubarak’s bequeathing his property to Egypt quickly fuelled speculation that he only did this to buy a ticket for his release from his imminent detention in jail and charges against him. However, the ruling military council stressed that investigations will continue as planned.
The 54th communiqué on the council’s official Facebook page reads: “What has been published by the media concerning granting former president Hosni Mubarak and his family is completely untrue.”
They further asserted that “The Supreme Council does not interfere one way or another in the legal procedures against the figures of the former regime, as this is solely the responsibility of the great Egyptian judiciary.”
“The Supreme Council also stresses the importance of caution from the malicious rumours and news that aim to create a rift between the people.”