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Iran Said to Return Egyptian Assassination Suspect to Cairo

A former Egyptian militant says Iran has secretly handed over to Cairo the alleged mastermind of a failed 1995 assassination attempt on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Hani el-Sibaie, who now runs an Islamic center in London, said he has been told that Iran returned militant Moustafa Hamza to Egypt in October. The fugitive is facing three deaths sentences imposed by Cairo since 1992 in absentia. Neither Egypt nor Iran has publicly commented on Sunday's reports.

Hamza's group renounced violence in 1997 and two years later ended all attacks inside and outside of Egypt. He has lived abroad for years.

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