Court rejects UK professor’s testimony in hijacker case

16 August 2016

Nicosia District Court Judge, Dona Constantinou, has rejected evidence given in support for Egyptian hijacker Seif Eddin Mustafa, by Cambridge University professor Emile George Howard Joffe. The Egyptian is currently fighting his country's extradition request. The expert witness' evidence was rejected after the Court heard that the expert has not personally visited Egypt since 2010 and that he has researched into the political situation in Algeria and not Egypt. The expert however claimed that he has submitted hundreds of reports for asylum cases involving Egyptians in British Courts. 

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