The National Court announced Friday(2 march2012)that it had ordered Hussein Salem, a former Egyptian army and intelligence officer, to be extradited to Egypt along with his son.
Hussein Salem was a close associate of the ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Mr. Salem, his son Khaled and an associate were arrested in a wealthy Madrid suburb in June. Mr. Salem was being held on suspicion of money laundering and corruption.
Because of his close association with the former President, he obtained lucrative deals, including one exporting gas to Israel.
The Spanish authorities froze $47 million in his accounts and seized houses worth $14 million.
Spain stipulated two conditions for the extraditions: that the cases should be heard by juries other than those that were already trying the two men in absentia, and that both men had the right to chose to return to Spain to serve out any sentences they receive in Egypt.