Egypt wants extradition of former PM

Feb 21, 2013 20:36 Moscow Time

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Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Office has requested that the Interpol arrest and extradite Egypt’s former prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq, news reports said on Thursday.

The decision comes two days after Shafiq was referred in absentia to Cairo Criminal Court over corruption and money laundering charges.

Shafiq, who rejects all the accusations, left Egypt for the United Arab Emirates after losing the presidential race in 2012.

Voice of Russia, TASS


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