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Ahmed Shafiq says he will return home

Mubarak's last prime minister and presidential election runner-up Ahmed Shafiq says he will return to Egypt despite facing corruption allegations

Reuters , Thursday 30 Aug 2012
Ahmed Shafiq
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik speaks during a news conference in Cairo February 13, 2011. (Photo: REUTERS)
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Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister, who lost his bid for the presidency in June, said on Thursday he would return to Egypt and criticised a corruption investigation against him that would mean he is arrested at the airport if he does.

Ahmed Shafiq left Egypt after losing a presidential election to the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi. On Wednesday, a judge said he was on a "watch list" and would be detained at the border on his return.

"The decision to place me on a watch list is political," said Shafiq told Sky News Arabia from Dubai. "I will return to Egypt when it is suitable for me to do so."

Shafiq is under investigation over the allocation of 40,000 square meters of land to the two sons of former President Mubarak, who was ousted last year by a popular uprising against his 30-year rule.

Mubarak's sons, Alaa and Gamal, are in prison facing corruption charges. Their 84-year-old father was sentenced in June to life in prison over the killing of protesters.

Dozens of legal cases have been filed against Mubarak associates since he fell on 11 February, 2011.

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Munir Ahmed Khalili
31-08-2012 05:05am
Shafiq's corruption
Ahmed Shafiq, a crony of Mubarak, part of the corruption games in the previous regime, seems to have escaped from getting brought to the justice on his evils. His return to his country is unlikely.
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M Bassily
31-08-2012 04:48am
God protect you
We pray for you ; do not go back until you are 200% that it is safe. There is no justice now.
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31-08-2012 01:51pm
wake up!
you mean to say that now there is no justice and in mubarak's time there was justice!!!! all of us understand that who is being paid by NDp till date to make comments like this in Media! shame for such thugs!

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