Egypt Said Ready to Free Google Executive on Demonstrations in Egypt

 
Egypt Said Ready to Free Google ExecutiveA leading Egyptian
 businessman says an executive for the software giant Google held in Egypt's anti-government protests will be freed soon.

Egyptian telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris said Sunday that Wael Ghoneim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, will be released Monday afternoon. Ghoneim has not been seen since Jan. 27.

Meanwhile, a journalist for Al-Jazeera's English-language news channel was released Sunday after spending several hours in custody. Ayman Mohyeldin, an American citizen, was detained near Tahrir Square, where protests calling for the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak continued for a 13th day.

Dozens of journalists have been detained, injured and threatened while covering events in Egypt.

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