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President-elect Mohamed Morsi told a crowd in Tahrir Square on Friday he would work to secure freedom for Omar Abdul Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric jailed for life over the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing.
“I will do everything in my power to secure freedom for... detainees, including Sheikh Omar Abdul Rahman,” Morsi told the huge crowd of scores of thousands of people in the iconic Cairo square, hub of the 2011 revolution.
Abdul Rahman was convicted in 1995 for his role in the World Trade Centre bombing, plotting to bomb other New York targets including the United Nations, and a plan to kill Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak who was toppled last year. - Sapa-AFP