The Arab Digest has learned that Ferid el-Dib, the lawyer of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak, fled to Beirut on Sunday; but he has denied in statements made to Ahram newspaper, saying that he is on a medical trip to France, and will be back soon. He has booked his Cairo return flight on the 31st of December this year, about 12 months from now. Before his trip to Beirut, el-Dib has reportedly sold his properties, transfered his fat bank accounts, and shut down his office in Egypt (he removed the banner carrying his name). The rumour is that Moubarak's trial is financed by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations which had close relations with Egypt's overthrown president.
Reports mentioned that El-Dib decided to leave Egypt after receiving death threats from victims' families, especially that he has tried to polish the former President's image through media statements and talk shows. He went far in his attempts and has angered Egyptian activists.
El-Dib has been a Mubarak regime supporter for a long time now; he has defended the Israeli agent, Azzam Azzam, but lost the case.