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Cablegate: Prisoner Nabil Soliman Released

Published: Tue 3 Jul 2007 03:16 PM
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DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ELA AND DRL RYAN CASTEEL
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PTER CASC KISL EG
SUBJECT: PRISONER NABIL SOLIMAN RELEASED
REF: CAIRO 1330
1. (SBU) Following Embassy queries over the past two weeks as
to the whereabouts of Nabil Soliman, State Security contacts
informed us on July 3 that Soliman had been released from
Torah Liman Prison. Soliman was returned by the U.S. to
Egypt in June 2002, subsequently convicted of membership in
Islamic Jihad, and sentenced to five years in prison. His
prison term was reportedly due to end on June 12.
2. (SBU) When poloff called Soliman's wife on July 3 to
inquire about his whereabouts, a jubilant Soliman answered
the phone. He profusely thanked poloff for the Embassy's
five years of prison visits, and noted that he was moved on
June 13 from Torah Liman prison to State Security facilities,
for two weeks of interrogation prior to his July 3 release.
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