Egypt arrests Gaddafi-era minister

"Ibrahim was arrested while trying to travel through Saloum crossing border," Matrouh Security Directorate said

Egypt arrests Gaddafi-era minister

Egyptian police on Sunday arrested former Libyan electricity minister Umran Ibrahim, who had served under slain strongman Muammar Gaddafi, at a border crossing with Libya.

"Ibrahim was arrested while trying to travel through Saloum crossing border," Matrouh Security Directorate said in a statement.

The statement did not clarify whether the ex-minister was traveling from Egypt to Libya or vice versa.

It said Ibrahim, placed on Egypt's no-travel lists since 2011, will be deported to Libya.

The Libyan government has repeatedly called on Egyptian authorities to hand over Gaddafi-era officials thought to have taken refuge in Egypt after Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.

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Last Mod: 17 Kasım 2013, 17:17
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