The North Africa Post on 18th September reported that Egypt’s attorney general has ordered the arrest and trial in absentia of a former Italian diplomat who is believed to have been involved in the smuggling out of 21,855 artefacts, which have since been returned.  He demanded the arrest of the honorary consul in Luxor, Cav Ladislav Otakar Skakal, who is no longer in Egypt, and his being placed on a “Red Notice” by INTERPOL.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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