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        7/20/2011, Tammuz 18, 5771

      US Intervenes to Block Egyptian Arrest of Boutros Ghali


      The United States has intervened in an attempt by Egypt to arrest its former Finance Minister, Youssef Boutros-Ghali.

      Egypt's transitional government, led by a military council, had filed a request with the UK government through Interpol to arrest Ghali while he was in England. Ghali was sentenced in absentia on charges of corruption by an Egyptian court following the Tahrir Square revolution that toppled the regime of former President Hosni Mubarak.