Jailed Islamic Jihad group member Abboud el-Zomor is released
Abboud el-Zomor speaks to the media after being released from Liman Tora Prison at Helwan, south of Cairo, Egypt. 12/03/2011
Freed Islamic Jihad group member Abboud el-Zomor gestures upon his release from Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 12, 2011.
Egypt's military rulers on Thursday ordered the release of two cousins jailed for their role in the assassination of then-president Anwar Sadat in 1981. Abboud and Tarek el-Zomor served multiple sentences for their role in the shooting of Sadat during a Cairo military parade.
They were convicted in 1984 of plotting the assassination and of belonging to the outlawed Islamic Jihad group — but not of actually killing Sadat