February 14, 1996 |
Married May 29, 1949 At 15, Jehan Safwat Raouf was fascinated with politics, obsessed with devotion to her native Egypt. When she met Anwar Sadat, a 30-year-old revolutionary whom no one suspected would one day be president of the United Arab Republic, she was in awe. Days later, they were in love; months later, they were married.
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October 22, 1991
The widow of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat will visit the Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace today to tour exhibits and preview a new display. Jehan Sadat is scheduled to tour the library from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., where she will see a life-size statue of Anwar Sadat along with displays on the Middle East and on the close relationship between the two leaders. Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981.
April 10, 1988
A special Egyptian court hearing corruption charges against Esmat Sadat, eldest brother of the late President Anwar Sadat, ordered the confiscation of funds and property valued at $7.7 million. The decision by Cairo's Court of Ethics includes property owned by Esmat Sadat's four wives, children and their husbands or wives.
November 1, 2006 |
A nephew of President Anwar Sadat was sentenced to a year in prison for defaming Egypt's armed forces, less than a month after he gave an interview accusing generals of masterminding his uncle's assassination. The unusually rapid prosecution in effect terminated Talaat Sadat's role in parliament as an outspoken government critic.
December 3, 1990 |
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, comparing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Egypt's slain leader Anwar Sadat, said Sunday that Iraq might emerge from the Persian Gulf crisis a friend of the United States and Israel. "History always repeats itself," Kadafi said in a speech to political science students at Fatah University in Tripoli. He said President Sadat, gunned down by Muslim zealots in 1981, entered the 1973 Arab-Israeli War a sworn enemy of the United States and Israel, as Iraq is now.