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Wael Ghonim, Google Executive, Released In Egypt

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After several rumors throughout the day, Google has now confirmed that its executive Wael Ghonim was freed today by Egyptian authorities.

Ghonim himself announced the news in a tweet, stating: "Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it. #Jan25"

Google tweeted, "Huge relief--Wael Ghonim has been released. Our love to him and his family."

The Google marketing manager was missing since Jan. 27 and had been taking part in protests in Cairo.

Ghonim's role is head of marketing in the Middle East and North Africa for Google.

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