Updated: Good News: Google Exec Wael Ghonim Released in Egypt

7 Feb, 2011

Updated: confirmed he was released.

After being missing for around 2 weeks, news surfaced that Wael has been in custody by the Egyptian regime and that he was released few hours ago.

R.N.N one of facebook pages that specialize in updating the public about the revolution in Egypt said that he was released and posted in what appears a pic of him.

Google confirmed his release via a tweet along with CNN, Alarabiya and other TV stations.

Many unconfirmed report said that Wael is the founder or one of the admin of  “We Are All Khaled Saed” page on Facebook which was pivotal in calling for the current revolution in Egypt. Khaled Saed was beaten to death by Egyptian police in Alexandria for posting a YouTube video about police corruption..

At ArabCrunch we are happy for this news and ask God to protect Wael and all our Egyptian brothers.

Wael was reported by R.N.N. that he joined the demonstrator in Tahrer  square in Cairo after his release. Wael is Google MENA Head of Marketing, we will wait for his tweets on his Twitter account for extra confirmation.


Wael just tweeted “Gave my 2 cents to Dr. Hosam Badrawy. who was reason why I am out today. Asked him resign cause that’s the only way I’ll respect him #Jan25” and here more picture of him after his release:

#image via ONTevg.

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