Interpol Just Extradited 3 Egyptians From Lebanon On Rape Charges

Interpol Extradited 3 Egyptians From Lebanon On Rape Charges
AFP

After being arrested by ’s security forces last month, 3 Egyptians wanted by Interpol have been extradited to .

Upon receiving a notice from Interpol requesting their capture, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces announced on August 28th the arrest of the 3 Egyptians accused of raping a woman at the Fairmont Nile City hotel in Cairo, .

On Thursday morning, September 24th, the accused arrived in Egypt after being extradited by Interpol from .

The extradited individuals are 3 of 7 Egyptian nationals that were found to have been hiding in from Egyptian authorities.

In a statement released earlier, the ISF indicated that the remaining 4 accused had already left at the time of receiving the Interpol memo.

The 3 Egyptians had left the hotels they were staying in, leaving their belongings behind in their rooms, before the ISF eventually located them at a hideout and detained them after an investigation.

The Egyptian investigation into the infamous gang rape of a drugged young woman at the Fairmont Nile City hotel came into light in August 2020, 6 years after the crime had been committed by at least 7 Egyptians.

Cooperation between the Lebanese state and the Interpol has been fruitful so far, except in the case of due to a “procedural flaw.”

In recent times, Interpol responded to ’s plea for support after the Port explosion by deploying a team of experts in for emergency assistance.


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