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Latest update : 2011-02-08

Wael Ghonim (photo), a Google regional executive and prominent youth organiser who shot to fame after his arrest during anti-government protests in Cairo, has been released by Egyptian security forces, Al Arabya reports.

AFP - Egyptian authorities on Monday released an executive from the US software giant Google arrested last week during protests against President Hosni Mubarak's regime, a security official told AFP.
             
Wael Ghoneim, an Egyptian who is Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, was seized on January 28 in Cairo's Tahrir Square after he joined thousands of others protesting to demand the strongman quit power.
             
"They let him out. He's on his way to Tahrir Square," the security source told AFP, suggesting Ghoneim planned to immediately return to the centre of the protests, a square occupied for the past two weeks by opposition activists.
             
Amnesty International had warned he could face torture in Egypt's notorious jails, after his family reported they had been unable to confirm his arrest or whereabouts for several days.

Date created : 2011-02-07

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