In this undated photo provided by Google Inc., Wael Ghoneim, a Google Inc. marketing manager, is shown. An Egyptian businessman says Ghoneim, held in anti-government protests, will go free Monday, Feb. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Google Inc.) ** NO SALES ** (AP)
Egyptian government frees detained Google exec
Political activist and Google marketing head, Wael Ghonim, rejoined protests after mysterious disappearance
Google Inc. says its marketing manager has been released in Egypt after being detained during anti-government protests two weeks ago.
Google released a statement Monday confirming the release of Wael Ghoneim. The statement says officials felt a "huge relief" when hearing of Ghoneim's release and that they wished him and his family well.
The Mountain View, Calif.-based company gave no other details.
Ghoneim was reported missing on Jan. 27 after taking part in demonstrations against President Hosni Mubarak.