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Anwar Sadat’s Family Calls for Investigation After Sale of Passport

The former president’s passport was sold for $47,500 by the Texas-based auction house, Heritage Auctions.

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The family of former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat have filed an urgent statement to the Egyptian House of Representatives, calling for an investigation following the sale of Sadat’s diplomatic passport by Texas-based auction house, Heritage Auctions. The passport had reportedly been sold for USD 47,500.

According to Anwar Sadat’s grandson, MP Karim Sadat, the sale had been made without the family’s consent or knowledge. The MP formally requested that the investigation would examine how the passport was initially moved out of Egypt.

The passport listed on the Heritage Auctions website was valid from 1979 until 1981, a definitive period in which Anwar Sadat made several historic trips, such as when he visited the United States and signed the Camp David Accords.