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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 03:40 PM
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Wael Ghonim is Free: First Words
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أول تصريحات وائل غنيم بعد نيله حريته

***** EGYPT Live Blog ***** Al Jazeera English, - Feb. 7 *****

10:07pm Wael Ghonim, head of Google's Middle East operations, has been released by Egyptian security forces, he spoke to Egyptian On TV about his ordeal.

"I regret the human loss, from the beginning we said that we want peaceful protests, we will rebuild our country."

"Please don't turn me into a hero, don't turn the focus away from the people who are still out in the streets."
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 06:53 PM
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1. English translation of an interview HERE: "I was blindfolded for 12 days..."
Edited on Mon Feb-07-11 06:58 PM by L. Coyote

"I am not a hero. I only used the keyboard, the real heroes are the ones on the ground. Those I can't name. This is the season where people use the word traitor against each other. I wasn't abused, I was jailed, kidnapped. I met some really intellectual people in jail, they actually thought that we were traitors, working for others.

"If I was a traitor I would have stayed by the swimming pool in my house in the UAE.

"What are called the "facebook youth" went out in their tens of thousands on January 25th, talk to them. This is the era where people who have good intentions are considered traitors.

"My wife was going to divorce me because I didn't spend time with her, and now they call me a traitor. I spent all my time on the computer working for my country.

I wasn't optimistic on the 25th but now I can't believe it. ..............
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