CAIRO - A gang kidnapped the great-niece
of Egypt's former President Anwar Sadat on her way to school and
held her for 21 hours until her father paid a ransom, Egyptian security
sources and state media said on Monday.
The family reported the abduction to the police, who tracked
down the kidnappers on Monday, arrested them and retrieved the
ransom, a security official said on condition of anonymity.
Zeina Effat Sadat, 12, was snatched from a chauffeur-driven
car in the upmarket northern Cairo suburb of Heliopolis on
Sunday morning, the sources said.
The abductors phoned her father Effat Sadat, a businessman,
former parliamentarian and nephew of the president assassinated
in 1981, to demand a ransom of 5 million Egyptian pounds