Ayman Nour freed on bail

A bail of LE10,000 (about $1700) has been set but despite news reports (BBC, Reuters) it's not clear whether he has physically been released yet. It may just be the routine bureaucracy of being released from prison.

Update: According to Al Had supporters there was huge crowd waiting for him at the prison. He's now out and was carried out on his supporters' shoulders. For those of you in Cairo, there is going to be a big party starting from 9pm at Bab Al Sharqeya, Nour's district.
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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.