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Aboud and Tarek El-Zomor amongst released prisoners
Some 60 political prisoners have been released, including two who had a hand in the assassination of President Sadat
Ahram Online, Friday 11 Mar 2011
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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has ordered the release of 60 political prisoners who have already served 15 or more years of their sentence.  

The released include Aboud and Tarek El-Zomor, convicted in 1984 for their role in the assassination of Egypt’s former President Anwar Sadat and their belonging to the Islamic Jihad group.

The two prisoners had already served their terms and were ordered to be released but were never set free because of the Interior Ministry's power to hold prisoners five more years on security grounds.

Several of the released will remain under security surveillance for a maximum of five years in accordance with the law.

 





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khaled
19-03-2011 12:47am
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zomor ..a terrorist
Zomor was released in the wrong time and way.A killer with a terrorist ideology and an extremist that was absent for 30 years in jail on TV ,really weared and irresponsible.the beast is free with no feeling of guilt and with more ignorance and dissociated from reality.Media and newspaper stop dealing with the MURDERER
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sherwet
16-03-2011 03:03pm
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he isn't a hero he is a murder.
he stayed in prison for 30 years he didn't live mubarak's ruling years he isnot a hero they are only talking about him as a killer and hated person . no one loves him belive me (i'm egyption and i know it)
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Walid
15-03-2011 05:38pm
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Not a hero but...
The man was sentenced to 25 years in prison. His time in prison is over 7 years ago. Whether we like it or not he had to be released. The joy (which i cannot fully understand) is because the law has been finally enforced after 30 years of abuse.
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heba
14-03-2011 02:33pm
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el zomor why
why all the media are treating them as heros this annoyes most egyptions and we are asking to stop them from playing any political roll they planed to kill the true hero sadat why principals are going upside down these days???????
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Nora
13-03-2011 01:19pm
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A hero?
Zomor's release was only fair, but why was he treated like some sort of hero by the Media, including Egypt 's State TV?
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