Google exec. feared 'taken' by Egyptian security forces

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February 6, 2011 18:06

 
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A Google executive who has been missing for more than a week is believed to have been detained by Egyptian security forces, The New York Times reported Saturday.

According to the report, Wael Ghonim is believed to be behind an anonymous Facebook page that first began organizing the January 25 protests, which kicked off the still ongoing 13 days of unrest and demonstrations that are demanding the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

One of the last tweets listed on Ghonim's Twitter account says, "We got brutally beaten up by police people." Another said he was "very worried as it seems that government is planning a war crime tomorrow against people." After searching hospitals, the Google executive's family has reportedly concluded he was snatched by Egyptian security forces, according to the report.


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