The denial by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces followed unconfirmed reports that Mr. Mubarak would release an audio recording appealing for amnesty

Egypt’s military rulers have denied local media reports they plan to grant deposed President Hosni Mubarak amnesty.

The denial by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces followed unconfirmed reports that Mr. Mubarak would release an audio recording appealing for amnesty.

The reports claimed Mr. Mubarak would be pardoned by the military rulers in return for an apology to the nation for any wrongdoing and would also hand over his assets.

The council statement, released late Tuesday, says the country’s judiciary has the sole authority in Mr. Mubarak’s case.

Mr. Mubarak stepped down on February 11 and transferred power to the military council, after 18 days of a popular uprising. He has been held in custody in a hospital since last month over allegations of killings of protesters and corruption.

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