Egypt Will Detain Former Presidential Candidate If He Returns

Ahmed Shafik, the former Egyptian prime minister and presidential candidate, will be detained by authorities over allegations of corruption if he returns home, Reuters reports.

Shafik, who was the last prime minister under fallen Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, lost in a run-off election to current President Mohamed Morsi earlier this summer.

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