Egypt presidential hopeful returns home

December 04, 2017

There's no official word on Egypt's presidential hopeful, Ahmed Shafik, since he returned to Cairo.

Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik's lawyer says she has met with him at a hotel in Cairo, her first contact with him since his arrival in Cairo.

Shafik's family and lawyer said earlier they had lost contact with him after what they called his deportation from the United Arab Emirates to Cairo on Saturday, days after announcing his intention to run for president of Egypt next year.

"I had a meeting with Shafik an hour ago at one of the hotels in New Cairo and confirmed his health," Shafik's lawyer, Dina Adly, wrote on Facebook on Sunday.

"He confirmed that his health was good and that he was not subjected to any investigations," she wrote.

Adly did not say whether Shafik was free to leave the hotel, which she did not identify by name.

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