Zomor, Egypt (CNN) — Aboud el Zomor watched the revolution in Tahrir Square with envy from his jail cell on a smuggled television.
Thirty years ago, he and a group of conspirators plotted an Islamic Revolution to overthrow the Egyptian government.
On October 6 1981, four of his associates succeeded in assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in a hail of gunfire during a military parade in Cairo. Zomor, an Egyptian intelligence officer gone rogue, was convicted for his role in the murder.
Three decades later, in his first interview with a U.S. television news organization since his recent release from prison, Zomor was unapologetic about killing Sadat.
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