Lawyer: Egypt's Fair Trial Pledge for Hijacker 'Just Words'

June 3, 2016 12:18 PM

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A lawyer for a hijacker fighting extradition from Cyprus to Egypt has questioned the legitimacy of the government in Cairo, saying assurances from an unelected administration that his client will get a fair trial back in his homeland are "just words."

Robertos Vrahimis told a Cypriot court Friday that human rights in Egypt aren't respected and that his 59-year-old client Seif Eddin Mustafa won't be tried fairly if the judge approves an extradition request.

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