Egypt To Release 'Missing' Google Exec

A top Google executive in Egypt, who went 'missing' soon after the protests began, will be released today, reports have revealed.

Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, went missing on 27 January when he was apparently arrested for joining the anti-government protests.

Protesters opposing the 30-year-old regime of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak consider Ghonim a hero who played a huge part in bringing about the revolution in the country by organising protests through the Internet.

According to The Economic Times, protesters at Cairo's Tahrir Square have declared Ghonim a symbolic leader and have said they will not leave the square until the government releases him.

Meanwhile, Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman, confirmed that Egypt's Vice President Omar Suleiman has said that the Google executive will be soon released.

“The boy is a hero. When he is released he will become the living hero of this revolution,” Sawiris declared.