Egypt’s Illicit Profiteering Committee of the justice ministry decided to extend the detention of Fathy Sorour, former speaker of Egypt’s Parliament, for another 15 days pending more investigations.
He was summoned for questioning this morning at the Illicit Profiteering Committee’s headquarters before the decision was announced.
On his way in some of his supporters, including his son and lawyer, covered him with a bed sheet so as reporters wouldn’t photograph him.
The interrogation lasted for three hours.
The 79 year-old is indicted on charges of abusing his political power to accumulate wealth illegally, among other accusations. He was arrested on 20 April.
Many of the toppled regime’s figures have been arrested pending investigations, including former ousted president Hosni Mubarak and both of his sons, Alaa and Gamal.