Egyptian activist Wael Ghoneim returns home for a family visit after several years abroad

Ahram Online , Saturday 10 Sep 2022

After several abroad, Egyptian activist Wael Ghoneim said in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday that he has returned to Egypt for a family visit.

Wael Ghoneim
File Photo: Egyptian youth activist Wael Ghoneim. Photo courtesy of Wael Ghoneim Facebook page.


"I arrived in Egypt for a family visit, and I am very happy to be among my family, friends and my beloved ones. Thanks for all your beautiful messages and may God bless you for your love, respect and understanding," he said. 

The post received over 10k comments, including many welcomes from various renowned activists, and more than 2.3k shares in less than 6 hours.

In 2010, Ghoneim, a computer engineer who worked for Google ME and North Africa at the time, set up a Facebook page that mobilised many for the 25 January, 2011 Revolution.

Ghoneim, 41, has lived in the United States since 2014.

In 2019, Ghoneim posted several highly controversial videos on social media that were critical of both government policies as well as the practices of some of the youths who participated in the 2011 movement.

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