Google executive Wael Ghonim 311.
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Missing Google executive Wael Ghonim was expected to be released Monday, an Egyptian telecom mogul told state television on Sunday.
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Naguib Sawiris said that he was promised by Egyptian authorities that Google's head of marketing for Middle East and North Africa, missing for over 10 days, would be released Monday by 4 p.m., Reuters reported.
On Saturday, The New York Times
reported that Ghonim was believed to have been detained by Egyptian security forces.
According to the report, Wael Ghonim was 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
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 had
reportedly concluded he was snatched by Egyptian security forces,
according to the report.