Egyptian PM: Missing Google Exec. Releasing Today

CNN's Hala Gorani is reporting that Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has announced on Egyptian State TV that Google Middle East Marketing Director Wael Ghonim will be released tomorrow Monday at 4pm. Also, the Egyptian telcom mogul Naguib Sawiris'O TV statement that Ghonim would be freed on Monday as well."Egypt's state-run Nile TV reported on […]

CNN's Hala Gorani is reporting that Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has announced on Egyptian State TV that Google Middle East Marketing Director Wael Ghonim will be released tomorrow Monday at 4pm. Also, the Egyptian telcom mogul Naguib Sawiris'O TV statement that Ghonim would be freed on Monday as well.

"Egypt's state-run Nile TV reported on Sunday that Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq had called the network to announce that Mr. Ghonim would be released on Monday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Naguib Sawiris, a prominent Egyptian businessman who was among several others meeting with Vice President Omar Suleiman over the weekend, said that he had been assured Mr. Ghonim would be released on Monday afternoon," the New York Times reported.

"The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights estimates that at least 1,275 people have been detained by police since the protests began. Most have been released, lawyers at the center and other human-rights groups say," the WSJ stated.

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