Cyprus to extradite EgyptAir flight hijacker to Cairo in March

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A court in Cyprus ruled on Friday to extradite the EgyptAir flight hijacker, Seif El-Din Mustafa, to Cairo in March, following the completion of investigations.

In June, Prosecutor General Nabil Sadek travelled to Cyprus to follow up on investigations regarding the March hijacking of an EgyptAir flight, and to discuss the possible extradition of suspect Mustafa to Egypt.

On 29 March, EgyptAir flight MS181 travelling from Alexandria to Cairo was forced to reroute due to the demands of a hijacker and safely landed at Larnaca International airport.

Mustafa was identified as the hijacker, and had threatened crew members by claiming that he was wearing an explosive belt. Hours of negotiations between him and local authorities resulted in his surrender and arrest, after all passengers on board were freed.

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