An update on the alleged accomplice to the London bombings who conveniently turned up in Egypt. It is not known whether the Egyptian government allowed British investigators to interrogate him or not. Egypt has no extradition treaty with the UK. From Arab News:
CAIRO “” Egyptian authorities said yesterday that investigations have proved so far that Magdy El-Nashar had no role in the London bombings. A top official source told Arab News that El-Nashar, a 33-year-old university teacher at Leeds, has no links with either Al-Qaeda or the London blasts.
“He will be released soon after the Ministry of Interior finishes the investigation”¦it is just a matter of time,” the source added.
The Egyptian Cabinet also confirmed this and said El-Nashar will be released soon.
According to the Ministry of Interior, investigations have revealed that the British authorities mentioned El-Nashar’s name because it was written in bomber Hasib Hussein’s phonebook.
Mahmoud Ismail, one of the lawyers who volunteered to defend El-Nashar, said he won’t be referred to the high state security prosecutor. “According to the law, El-Nashar can be referred to the state security prosecutor only if the Egyptian investigators find evidence of his involvement and this has not happened so far,” said Ismail. “He also can be referred if there is an official request by the British authorities accompanied by evidence,” he said.