A Cypriot court ruled on Friday that an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus can be extradited to Cairo for his alleged crimes. Nicosia District Court judge Dona Constantinou was satisfied that Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 58, would get a fair trial in Egypt and would not be persecuted for his political beliefs. "I have no doubt that the offences described in the extradition request are offences which can constitute an extradition order," the judge's ruling said.
The hijack suspect, identified as Egyptian national Seif Eldin Mustafa, will be held by police for eight days in Cyprus. And a British man explains why he wanted a photo of himself with the suspect.
LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger plane and diverting it to Cyprus has told police he acted because he wanted to see his estranged wife and children, saying "what should one do?".
The motives behind the hijacking of an EgyptAir flight, which was diverted to Cyprus, remain somewhat unclear. The suspected hijacker, an Egyptian man identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, has been arrested after a brief standoff. There...
CAIRO (Reuters) - Cypriot authorities have agreed to hand over an Egyptian man accused of hijacking a passenger plane and diverting it to Cyprus, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.