Thursday, March 04, 2010
UPDATE 3-Egypt tycoon Hesham Talaat Moustafa facing death, gets retrial, OUTRAGE AS MONEY TALKS !
Thu Mar 4, 2010 11:14am court orders retrial of businessman over murder of sexy singer Suzanne Tamim IN DUBAI UAE, SEE HER PHOTO ABOVE.
* Employees, others in court cheer ruling….* Father of convicted security man praises judge.
CAIRO, March 4 (Reuters) – An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered a retrial of property tycoon and politician Hesham Talaat Moustafa, who was sentenced to hang for paying a gunman $2 million to murder Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim .
Moustafa, a member of parliament for Egypt’s ruling party and former chairman of the Talaat Moustafa Group (TMGH.CA), was convicted in a lower court of paying Egyptian security man Muhsen el-Sukkari to kill Suzanne Tamim, 30, in Dubai UAE.
If this appeal had failed, Moustafa and Sukkari would have faced the gallows unless pardoned by Egypt’s president. Analysts said Thursday’s decision in a death sentence case was not unusual but Moustafa’s privileged background was likely to encourage talk about different rules for the elite. His original sentencing had caused surprise in Egypt.
“What makes Egyptians talk about politics interfering in this case is because the accused had a prominent position in the ruling party, raising doubts about the extent the law is applied to rich businessmen possessing political connections,” said political analyst Nabil Abdel Fattah.
Judge Adel Abdel-Hamid said the court “accepts the request for retrial for both convicts” and that Moustafa and Sukkari’s case would go to retrial in a criminal court, prompting some present in the packed chamber to cheer and ululate.
A statement issued after the ruling said the original verdict had “mistakes in implementing the law” and the original court failed to respond to several core requests of the defence.
SEE MY PRIOR POST FROM JUNE 2009 ON THIS PIG HESHAM TALAAT MOUSTAFA WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO HANG THIS SACK OF GARBAGE;
Friday 6/26/09…Lebanese Pop Star Suzanne Tamim Killers To Be Executed, Egyptian tycoon Hesham Talaat Moustafa to hang confirmed by “Mufti” as Moustafa reads Koran !
Lebanese Pop Star Suzanne Tamim Killers To Be Executed, Egyptian tycoon Hesham Talaat Moustafa to hang confirmed by “Mufti” as Moustafa reads Koran !
UK, Thursday June 25, 2009 The death sentences handed down to an Egyptian tycoon and a hitman for murdering a Lebanese pop star on July 28th 2008 have been confirmed Hesham Talaat Moustafa was convicted of paying a hitman $2m (£1.2m) to kill Suzanne Tamim 30 at her apartment in Dubai.
Media reports labelled the attack an act of revenge after she ended her relationship with Moustafa. The death sentences for Moustafa and security man Muhsen el Sukkari, who carried out the murder, were referred to Ali Gomaa, Egypt’s mufti and a religious authority appointed by the state, on May 21.
The mufti’s approval is sought to confirm a death sentence but it automatically goes to appeal. The verdict in May was greeted with shock in Egypt where members of the elite are generally regarded as being above the law and where reporting of the trial was banned. See Prior post; Thursday, July 31, 2008, SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIM SLASHED TO DEATH AT POSH DUBAI MARINA CONDO, BIZARRE HONOR KILLING ?
See complete coverage of the case here, Prior post; Sunday, August 10, 2008, MURDER OF SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIM LINKED TO EGYPTIAN CONSTRUCTION GURU HISHAM TALAAT MOUSTAFA, $2 MILLION FOR THE HIT.Mr Mubarak’s regime has become notorious for its close links with wealthy businessmen and Moustafa was no exception. He ran a real estate conglomerate worth several billion dollars. Also see See Prior post; Sunday, August 10, 2008, SUSPECT IN SEXY SINGER SUZANNE TAMIM’S MURDER ARRESTED IN AN ARAB COUNTRY. See Prior post; Tuesday, September 02, 2008, Egyptian property mogul, Hisham Talaat Mustafa arrested in Sexy Suzanne Tamim murder in Dubai, the Egyptian Tycoon hired a hitman.
Moustafa and Sukkari were inside a cage in court for the latest hearing and read the Koran before the judge confirmed the sentence. Sukkari was reported to have tricked the singer into opening her door in Dubai by posing as a representative of the building owners.
He then stabbed her with a knife, the indictment said. Sukkari later dumped bloody clothes near the crime scene, leaving DNA, prosecutors said. Evidence also included phone calls between Moustafa, who was born in 1959, and Sukkari. Tamim rose to fame after winning the top prize in a television show in 1996.
The murder of Suzanne Tamim, a 30-year-old Lebanese singer, sparked a tabloid sensation when photographs of her lying dead with her throat slashed leaked across the Middle East after her killing last July 28th.
Bill Warner Director of CSPI..Covert Surveillance by Private Investigators at WBI Inc.