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Mubarak to have family funeral in event of death: Official sources
If Mubarak dies, imprisoned sons would be allowed to attend burial procedures and family funeral; potential curfew is possibility, election result announcement could be postponed, say sources
Dina Ezzat, Wednesday 20 Jun 2012
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Mubarak's family (Photo: Al-Ahram)

An official source said that should toppled president Hosni Mubarak die, he would only have the right to a family funeral with the presence of his two sons, currently held in Tora Prison on charges of stock market related corruption.

The source, who insisted he could not confirm Mubarak's death, added that Alaa and Gamal Mubarak would be allowed to attend all the burial related procedures, including the washing of the body – in accordance with Islamic rituals – and the funeral prayers expected to be held at a mosque near the family cemetery in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis.

According to the same source, the imprisoned president is currently being held at Maadi Military Hospital in very critical condition with the aid of life-sustaining equipment. 

Meanwhile, another official source suggested to Ahram Online that rumours circulating about a potential curfew within the next two days are not totally unfounded.  He added that it would make sense to take some precautionary measures in order to help secure the funeral in the event of Mubarak's death.

He added that Mubarak's death could actually delay the official announcement of the results of the presidential elections, which was scheduled to take place on Thursday, ending speculation over whether the winner is former premier and military man Ahmed Shafiq or Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood's candidate.

The delay could actually happen anyway, stated a third source, should the electoral commission decide to recount certain ballot boxes.





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Diane Herbert
21-06-2012 03:33pm
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He was a very good Man
I have a feeling that he passed away and all these army on the outskirts are preparation for his funeral. I love him dearly. May all the people who resent him never see a day of happiness. Tomorrow will tell
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Ahmed M Ibrahim
20-06-2012 01:41pm
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Mubarak's funeral
Being the Head of an important country for almost thirty years, Mubarak deserves a State Funeral on a magnificent scale. Yet destiny decides otherwise. One of the Greatest Caliphs in Islamic history and the son-in-law of Prophet Mohammed was also given a family burial which was more spartan than anyone can believe. Yet his memory is enshrined in billions of hearts all over the world. Millions will grieve and pray for Mubarak in their hearts throughout the world. God will take revenge on his betrayers.
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laila
20-06-2012 02:07am
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the delay
im sorry, but what does the death of our former president mohamed hosni mubarak got to do with the new presidential elections? why should a delay happen? this is bullshit!!! if it is a "family" funeral, why should it be protected? the government just want ANY excuse to delay the announcement of the presidential elections, we dont deserve this. we will never change!!
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Diane Herbert
21-06-2012 03:49pm
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Mercy!
He deserves much better words and respect. He had done so much for Egypt and he was still a good president. Whoever framed him by the protestors killings is the one who wants to take over and be president. Time will tell and you are all going FTP regret it in the future!
ahmed
20-06-2012 07:43pm
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why bother
I don't know why we all are worried about a dead man. He didn’t care about his people nor did he blank an eye on any disaster. I still remember his ugly face smiling and he and his wife cheering in the final game of the 2006 African cup just days after Alsalam ship sank. What kind of mercy should we have for a man who in killed Christians in different occasions under the name of Islamists fundamentals to threaten both the west and Christians from MB. What kind of compassion should we have to someone how left more than 80% of Egyptian under the poverty line, while he, his sons, and inner circle were earning and spending millions daily? How could I have any sympathy with one how tortured thousands of Muslims for having long beards or praying in mosques? Does a man that made Egypt and its’ citizen notorious all around the world worth any reputation.
Nabil
20-06-2012 10:36am
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Sorry? Laila, you are indeed a very sorry example for humanity.
You must be a foreigner for you have no Egyptian heart. Whether he is or was bad for Egypt, he did run the country for a long period and did provide many things for the people, such as free dial-up internet and greatly subsisdized high speed internet that made twitter and facebook practical for the masses. You could say he was a great reason the revolution was able to take hold. Anyway, he was a human being at root, with all of our foybles and shortcomings. We all must, in the end, answer for our humanity or lack of. Let him now answer Allah.
Kristine
20-06-2012 03:22am
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Pray for Egypt
Mubarak was your president for nearly 30 years. He deserves s+o

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