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Man accused of Mubarak assassination attempt arrested in Cairo airport

Jihad senior member accused of a 1995 assassination attempt against Mubarak in Addis Ababa was arrested in Cairo International Airport as he flew in with his wife and children

MENA, Sunday 14 Aug 2011
Assassination attempt against Hosni Mubarak in Addis Ababa

Hussein Ahmed Shemit, one of the senior leaders of Jihad who is accused of attempting to assassinate ousted president Hosni Mubarak in 1995, returned to Cairo on Sunday.

His arrival was reported by airport security officials, who say he came from Iran via Turkey, together with his Algerian wife and five children.

Shemit was arrested at the airport for a five-year prison sentence he was handed years earlier, but his family was allowed to enter Egypt. Shemit will appeal the accusations of trying to assassinate Mubarak in Addis Ababa in 1995.

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