Google exec released by Egyptian government

Google executive Wael Ghonim was released from custody on Monday after going missing during the protests in Egypt last week against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

Ghonim, who serves as Google's marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa tweeted the following on Monday afternoon:

"Freedom is a bless that deserves fighting for it. #Jan25"

Ghonim disappeared last week after tweeting that he and other protestors "are all ready to die." According to the Wall Street Journal, members of a group that met with Mubarak's vice president Omar Suleiman brokered Ghonim's release.