Officials said scores of senior members of the Mubarak regime were
believed to have fled to Qatar in mid-2011. They said Qatar has provided the
former Mubarak aides with haven and in some cases diplomatic privileges.
"Some of them fled Egypt with hundreds of millions of dollars stolen
from the state treasury," an official said.
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Egypt has been pressing Qatar to extradite some of the Mubarak aides.
Officials cited former Finance Minister Yusef Boutros-Ghali and former Trade
Minister Rachid Mohammed Rachid.
Both former ministers fled Egypt during the last days of the revolution
in February. Egyptian Deputy Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal El Din said
Boutros-Ghali and Rachid arrived in Qatar after a stay of several months in
Officials said the military regime in Cairo has also been discussing
extradition of leading industrialists aligned with Mubarak who fled Egypt in
early 2011. They said many of them were believed to have found haven in the
United Arab Emirates.