Kidnapped Saudi businessman freed in Egypt

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 May 2016

Local news outlets have reported that the businessman’s family paid the kidnappers EGP 5 million

A Saudi businessman who was kidnapped on the outskirts of Cairo last week has been freed, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Egypt Ahmed El-Qattan wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday.

Hassan Al Sanad, a Saudi businessman who owns a private business and factories in Egypt, was kidnapped on the Cairo-Ismailia road on 27 April after masked men stopped his car.

The ambassador did not divulge details about how the 70-year-old businessman was released, but some local news outlets reported that his family paid the hijackers around EGP 5 million to have him released.

 

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