Ghonim was detained for 11 days at the height of protests against the then President Hosni Mubarak [File: Tara Todras-Whitehill/AP]

Wael Ghonim, one of the icons of Egypt’s landmark 2011 anti-government protests, has appeared in a series of videos in which he has asked President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to “repent and seek forgiveness” from the widow of late leader Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died on June 17 this year after he collapsed in the court during his trial for espionage – charges that he and his supporters said were politically motivated.

After only a year in power, Morsi was deposed in a 2013 military coup carried out by el-Sisi.

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In the videos posted on his Facebook page on Tuesday,

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