Egypt Enforces Travel Ban on Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak isn’t going anywhere: Egyptian military leaders said Monday the nation’s former president is not allowed to leave the country, even for medical tests. Despite rumors that the ousted dictator had fled to Saudi Arabia, the military command that is currently ruling Egypt said Mubarak is staying in the resort town of Sharm el Sheik. The interim leaders also announced they would end the unpopular “emergency law,” which has drawn criticism for allowing the same rough tactics as the ousted regime. Military representatives said they are investigating the abuse claims—some protesters taken into custody have claimed they were tortured and underwent unfair trials, and women have said they were forced to undergo physical “virginity” tests. The next step, they said, will be to release a temporary constitution, which is being drafted and expected to come in the next day or two.