#Egypt cancels 2010 land contract awarded to Bin Laden brother

The allocation of a government land contract to a company owned by the brother of the late Osama Bin Laden has been nullified, according to a recent report issued by Egypt‘s State Commissioners Authority.

The State Commissioners Authority is one of the levels through which cases in Egypt’s administrative court system must pass.

The authority, however, only has the authority to issue recommendations.

Khaled Ali, a former presidential candidate, and former MP Hamdi El-Fakharani had filed a lawsuit to demand the suspension of a contract awarded by Egypt’s Tourism Development Authority to a tourism company owned by Omar Mohamed Awad, brother of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

In 2010, Awad’s Al-Noor Company for Tourism had obtained 145,000 square metres of land – worth a total value of LE197 million (roughly $28 million) – from the Egyptian government.


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