Egypt: Billionaire sentenced to death for slaying singer Suzan Tamim
An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced an Egyptian mogul and a former policeman to death for the killing in Dubai last summer of Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim. According to press reports, Tycoon Hesham Talaat Mustafa and retired policeman Mohseen Al Sukkari will be hanged for the murder of the pop star in a luxury Dubai apartment last year.
The ruling came after 27 hearing sessions in the trial of the prominent property developer, accused of ordering the killing of Tamim. Mustafa allegedly had an affair with the victim and asked Al Sukkari to kill her in return for $2 million. During the court sessions, Mustafa has strongly denied these claims.
In addition to being a leading businessman, Mustafa is a senior figure and MP of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP).