The man who has become one of the most compelling faces of the Egyptian revolution is a fascinating figure.He doesn’t want to be viewed as a hero but his story is compelling. I have been following him on Twitter but didn’t know the story of his life.
Looking at Wikipedia I see that he really is a patriot who loves his country.
Ghonim persuaded Google to allow him to return to Egypt, citing a “personal problem”. After his arrival, he disappeared on 27 January 2011 during thenationwide unrest in Egypt. His family told Al-Arabiya and other international media that he was missing. Google also issued a statement confirming the disappearance. Many bloggers like Chris DiBona and Habib Haddad campaigned in an attempt to identify his whereabouts. On 5 February 2011, Mostafa Alnagar, a major Egyptian opposition figure, reported Wael Ghonim as alive and detained by the authorities and to be released ‘within hours’. On 6 February 2011,Amnesty International demanded that the Egyptian authorities disclose where Ghonim was and to release him.
Read the Wikipedia entry here.