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Dahi Khalfan Tamim

Dahi Khalfan Tamim

The Dubai police chief, who has caught the world’s attention for his role in probing the murder Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, is predictably connected to a lot of people who matter.

March 3, 2010 6:16 by

In February last year, Tamim made a quick visit to Egypt after being invited by the Egyptian Interior Minister Habib al-Adly. Praising the cooperation in security affairs between the UAE and Egypt, he said that “they are an example to be followed by the Arab countries.”

Tamim has expressed complete confidence in Egypt’s police and the country’s judicial system in the past as well. After Lebanese pop singer, Suzanne Tamim was killed in Dubai in June 2008, her suspected killers were traced to Egypt. Hisham Talaat Moustafa, a prominent businessman and Mohsen al-Sokari, a former police officer, were charged with the murder, and stood trial in Egypt.

Dubai did not seek the extradition of the two men, Dahi Tamim said at the time. “There is no difference between the UAE and Egypt; we are one nation,” he said, adding “We have full trust in the Egyptian judicial system and we are sure that the case will be dealt with credibly.”

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