Egyptian authorities lifted the ban on the entry of one of the most prominent politicians of the era of Hosni Mubarak – a 70-year-old Ahmad Shafiq. He was forced to flee Egypt in 2012, after the defeat in the presidential elections, which brought victory to the candidate of the Islamist Muhammad Mursi.
Prior political career, Shafik was the commander of the Egyptian air force. In 2011, he became the last Prime Minister under President Hosni Mubarak. A year after the overthrow of the head of state, he became the candidate of the secular forces in the presidential elections, but scored only 48%, losing to Mursi.
Shafik conceded defeat, congratulated Morsi on victory. However, shortly after the announcement of the results of Shafik and his family left Egypt in Abu Dhabi. The former Prime Minister accused the authorities of falsifying the election results.
In response, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the politician. He was suspected of corruption and financial mismanagement. According to these suspicions, as head of the Association of young air force officers he sold to the sons of Mubarak for a knockdown price of land, which was in the possession of the Association.
The administration of Morsi has addressed in the Interpol with the request for issuing the international warrant of arrest policy, but this request was rejected. Within a few years after the overthrow of Morsi all cases against Shafiq were closed.