Talaat Sadat

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Talaat Sadat
Born 26 February 1954
Died 20 November 2011 (aged 57)
Nationality Egyptian

Talaat Sadat (Arabic: طلعت عصمت السادات‎‎; February 26, 1954 – November 20, 2011) was an Egyptian politician, lawyer and former political prisoner. He was the nephew of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.[1]

Arrest[edit]

Talaat was arrested on 4 October 2006 after giving an interview in which he implicated Egyptian military forces in his uncle's 1981 assassination.[2] His trial by military authorities ended on 31 October with a conviction for defaming the Egyptian armed forces, resulting in a one-year prison sentence.[3] His arrest and conviction was criticized by the United States State Department.[3]

Political career[edit]

Following the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, even though he was in demonstrations calling for dissolution of the National Democratic Party for its corruption of Egyptian political life, he was selected as the party's new chairman following the resignation of Former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak from the party.[2]

However, on 16 April 2011, the NDP was dissolved by the courts and its assets were ordered to be handed over to the government.[4] Then he began to establish the National Party of Egypt shortly before his death.[5]

Death[edit]

He died on 20 November 2011 at 10 AM of a heart attack at the age of 57 at National Commercial Bank hospital in Alqutamya.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Egypt jails Sadat's nephew". Al Jazeera. 31 October 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c "Talaat al-Sadat, last chairman of disbanded NDP, dies at 64". Egypt Independent. 20 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Egypt jails Sadat's nephew". Al Jazeera. 31 October 2006. 
  4. ^ "Mubarak's former ruling party dissolved by court". BBC. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Maher, Hatem (20 November 2011). "Controversial political figure and last NDP head, Talaat El-Sadat dies at 64". Ahram Online. Retrieved 9 December 2012.