Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Mursi promised to return Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual leader of Gamaa Islamiya (ultraconservative Islamic movement) to Egypt, if elected.
Mursi added in a campaign rally in Fayoum that he has full faith in Egypt's "honorable" judiciary who will not allow for the elections to be rigged.
Omar Abdel Rahman was tried in front of both military and high state security courts for his involvement in the assassination of former president Anwar Sadat. Both cases were dropped when Abdel Rahman was proven innocent and was let free in 1984 and moved to the United States. He was detained in the US after being accused of involvement in New York's explosions in 1993.
When Egypt's Gamaa Islamiya announced a non-violence initiative in 1997, Abdel Rahman supported the decision.
Mursi encouraged Fayoum's 1.5 million eligible voters to highly participate in next week's elections, pointing to their effective participation in parliamentary elections