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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Saudi investor kidnapped off Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road

A Saudi businessman by the name of Hassan Ali Ahmed Al Send has reportedly been kidnapped by unidentified assailants off the Cairo-Ismailia Desert Road, Al Masry Al Youm reports. The newspaper says Al Send’s car was found destroyed 76 km down the road in the direction of Suez from his home in New Cairo. The police investigation has reportedly found that Al Send is a partner in Al Shams Agro Group and that Al Send’s Egyptian partner is a retired general whose son had allegedly been kidnapped three years ago. The family has not been contacted for a ransom. We believe this is Al Shams Agro Group’s website, but have no further background on Al Send and this exceptionally unusual case, which is sufficiently unusual in Egypt that it is getting wide play in the press, including regional outlets.

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