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Egyptian citizen missing in Saudi Arabia since April

The family said they were informed by the authorities that Adel Abdel-Baky has not yet been found and that the search was still ongoing to find him

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 May 2016
Adel Mikhael
Adel Mikhael Abdel-Baky (Photo courtesy of Abdel-Baky's family)
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An Egyptian citizen, Adel Mikhael Abdel-Baky, has reportedly been missing since April in Saudi Arabia while on the way to Jeddah, the family of the 50-year-old told Ahram Online. 

Samir Mikhael told Ahram Online that his brother Adel was heading to Saudi's Jeddah to get himself medication when his colleagues at Al Safwa Cement Company, a joint venture between Lafarge and El Khayat, informed the family that his brother's car was found abandoned on the road.

"He was heading on 13 April to Jeddah at 7 am. His phone was then switched off at 5 pm," Samir said.

According to Samir, the family filed a report to the foreign ministry about his missing brother, who then contacted the Saudi Embassy in Cairo.

Samir added that they were informed by the authorities that his brother, who works in the safety department of the company, has not yet been found and that the search was still ongoing to find him.

His colleagues told Samir that they were speculating that his brother was being held by the police in a police station.

"The Saudi embassy offered that I travel to Saudi Arabia to keep up with the ongoing search. I should head there in a couple of days," Samir said.

The Egyptian foreign ministry was not available for comment. 

The family of Samir is pleading for the interference of Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the government to help find him.

"If my brother has been announced dead, we want to retrieve his body back home. If he committed a wrongdoing, we'd even want to see him being held accountable. We just want to know where he is," Samir says.


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