Judicial sources announced on Saturday that Egyptian airports were directed to lift the name of former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq from their lists of upon-arrival arrests.
The sources said the decision came after investigations in charges posed against Shafiq were completed.
Shafiq, a former air force commander and former aviation minister, was the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak. He lost the presidential elections in 2012 to former president Mohamed Morsi, after which he left to the United Arab Emirates.
Shafiq was cleared in 2013 of corruption charges related to illegal land allocations involving Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm