Thursday, February 19, 2009

Egypt releases opposition leader Ayman Nour - 19 Feb 09

Ayman Nour, the Egyptian opposition leader, jailed after challenging Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president, in 2005 elections, was unexpectedly freed on Wednesday.

Critics say the move may have come as a result of direct pressure from the new administration of Barack Obama, the US president.

Jamal Elshayyal reports.