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EgyptAir hijack: Ex-wife says hijacker was abusive, beat her and their kids

AP
Published Mar 31, 2016, 4:29 pm IST
Updated Mar 31, 2016, 4:32 pm IST
The accused hijacked a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt.
The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt says her former husband is an “extremely dangerous man” who used drugs, terrorised his family and beat her and their children. (Photo: AP)
 The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt says her former husband is an “extremely dangerous man” who used drugs, terrorised his family and beat her and their children. (Photo: AP)

Cyprus: The Cypriot ex-wife of an Egyptian man who authorities say admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and threatened to blow it up with a fake suicide belt says her former husband is an “extremely dangerous man” who used drugs, terrorised his family and beat her and their children.

Read: Egypt hijack: There's always a woman, says Cyprus Prez on plane attack

 

Marina Paraschou rejected media reports that 59-year-old Seif Eddin Mustafa hijacked the Airbus A320 with 72 passengers and crew onboard out of love for her.

Read: All we know of Ibrahim Samaha, the professor who hijacked EgyptAir

In an interview published Thursday in the daily Phileleftheros, Paraschou said Mustafa never asked to speak to her and police only asked her to identify his voice.

Read: EgyptAir hijack: A timeline of how events unfolded

Paraschou said Mustafa was a “fanatical” Palestine Liberation Organisation supporter who bragged about participating in the killing of three Israeli soldiers and was jailed for four years in Syria.

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