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Wael Ghonim, Google Exec Held In Egypt Protests, To Be Freed

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CAIRO — An Egyptian businessman says a Google manager held in anti-government protests will go free in less than a day.

Businessman Naguib Sawiris has sought the release of Wael Ghoneim, a Google Inc. marketing manager who took part in the protests and was reported missing Jan. 27.

Sawiris announced Sunday on ON TV, a channel he owns, that Ghoneim is to be freed Monday afternoon.

Sawiris is among a self-appointed group of leading Egyptians who have met with government officials to explore a way out of the standoff between protesters and the government. He says he has been negotiating the release of Ghoneim.

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