The Egyptian hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa – File Photo
ALEXANDRIA, June 25 (MENA) - The Alexandria Criminal Court on Tuesday adjourned till September 24 the trial of Seifeddin Moustafa Imam, the hijacker of an EgyptAir passenger plane that landed in Cyprus in March 2016.
EgyptAir Airbus A 742 was hijacked by Imam while en route from Alexandria's Borg El Arab Airport to Cairo International Airport.
The hijacker forced the pilot to divert the flight to Cyprus, threatening the passengers with a fake suicide belt.
Upon arrival to Cyprus, Cypriot police forces arrested Imam and freed all passengers and the crew.
Imam faces charges of hijacking an airplane and changing its course on purpose, threatening, kidnapping and holding its crew members and passengers for a terrorist reason and propagating the Muslim Brotherhood's terrorist beliefs that call for violence.