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Sadat killing mastermind freed

Egypt has released a militant leader who ordered the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat in 1981. Karam Zohdy, 51, was sentenced to life in prison for approving the assassination, as one of the leaders of the Islamic group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya. According to Egyptian law, a life sentence normally means 25 years. The prison year, however, is calculated as nine months, meaning that Zohdy was overdue for release. Al-Gamaa al-Islamiya also admitted responsibility for the killing of 58 tourists in the resort of Luxor in 1997. Full Story

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