News Update: Blind Sheikh
Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi said in an interview Monday that he plans to visit the United States later this year and will urge President Obama to free Omar Abdul Rahman, the blind sheikh serving a life sentence for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. This will be the Egyptian President's first visit to the United States since taking office last year following the overthrow of long-time leader Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi also said that he hoped the sheikh would be freed, but that at the very least should be allowed visitation rights.
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