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Jama'a al-Islamiya leader Omar Abdel Rahman, who is being held in a prison in North Carolina, US, in a 15-minute telephone conversation with his wife Aisha said “the Egyptian revolution achieved the impossible.”
His son Mohamed said an officer from the prison called Abdel Rahman’s home on the landline first to make sure that his wife was there, and that her voice matched the registered "voiceprint."
He added that a recorded message from the prison’s phone said the line would be cut immediately if any person other than Aisha talked on the phone.
He also said that his father was pleased that his case was being covered again in the Egyptian media, and that he asked if any efforts were being exerted for his release. However, he did not comment when his wife told him that Jama'a al-Islamiya will be holding protests outside the US embassy in Cairo on Thursday for that purpose
Translated from the Arabic Edition