EgyptAir capture: Egypt asks for suspect’s removal

Egypt has requested that Cyprus remove the man blamed for capturing a carrier on Tuesday, Egyptian prosecutors say.

Seif al-Din Mustafa, depicted by Cypriot authorities as being rationally bothered, utilized a fake suicide belt to commandeer the Egyptair flight and constrained it to travel to Larnaca.

Egyptian prosecutors said Mr Mustafa ought to be given over under a 1996 two-sided removal settlement.

He has been remanded in authority in Cyprus for eight days.

Conceivable charges incorporate air robbery, seizing and undermining conduct.

Mr Mustafa did not talk at his court appearance, but rather gave a triumph sign as he was headed out by police.

The commandeering is accepted to have been propelled by a line between Mr Mustafa, 58, and his ex, who lives in Cyprus. Cypriot powers have said the capturing was not terrorism-related. EgyptAir flight MS181 was conveying 56 travelers from Alexandria to Cairo, alongside six team and a security authority, when it was occupied to Cyprus. Amid a stand-off enduring over six hours, all travelers and group were liberated unharmed as powers arranged with Mr Mustafa.

One individual, obviously a team part, moved out of a cockpit window, minutes before the associate strolled placidly out with the plane to surrender.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said Mr Mustafa had at first requested that talk with his Cypriot ex, who was conveyed to the airplane terminal by police, before making a progression of “incongruous” requests.

President Nicos Anastasiades had reacted to a correspondent’s inquiry regarding whether the ruffian was propelled by sentiment, by snickering and saying: “Dependably there is a lady included.”

A photo demonstrating a British man posturing with the robber inside the plane has been generally circled. Ben Innes told the Sun daily paper he was attempting to show signs of improvement take a gander at Mr Mustafa’s belt.