Secular democracy breaking out all over. “Egypt releases two Sadat murder convicts: state TV,” from AFP, March 11:
CAIRO “” Egypt’s new military rulers have ordered the release of two Islamist prisoners jailed over the 1981 assassination of president Anwar Sadat, state TV reported on Friday.
Cousins Tareq and Abbud al-Zomor, members of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad, were convicted in 1981 for their involvement in Sadat’s murder but were never released after their sentences expired.
Former interior minister Habib al-Adly had used discretionary powers granted by the emergency law to overrule several judicial release orders….
Islamic fundamentalists had condemned Sadat for being the first Arab leader to sign a peace deal with Israel in 1979.