Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife




 
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Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife
 
March 30th, 2016  
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Cyprus remands suspected hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife
By Yiannis Kourtoglou 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 suspect, whom Cypriot and Egyptian authorities have identified as Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, surrendered on Tuesday after commandeering a domestic Alexandria-Cairo flight with 72 passengers and crew on board. Mustafa took charge of the early morning flight by flashing what appears to be a belt stuffed with plastic wires and a remote control, directing it to the holiday island where he asked for the release of female prisoners in Egypt, and to come in contact with his Cypriot ex-wife.




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