Egypt releases two prisoners linked to Sadat assassination

March 10, 2011 22:38


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CAIRO - Egypt has released two prisoners who were jailed for involvement in the 1981 assassination of a former Egyptian president, Anwar Sadat, al-Jazeera television reported on Thursday.

"The Egyptian authorities have released Abboud el-Zomor & Tarek el-Zomor who were accused in the case of Sadat's assasination," al-Jazeera said.

Former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat, in power from 1970, was shot during a military parade by Khaled el-Islambuli, a member of an Islamist group, after Sadat became the first Arab leader to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.

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