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Egyptian citizen in coma after suffering beating in Jordan: Minister

Ahram Online , Tuesday 26 Dec 2017
Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan (Al-Ahram)
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Egypt's Minister of Manpower Mohamed Saafan said in a statement on Tuesday that Ali El-Sayed Morsi, an Egyptian national who was recently beaten in Jordan by a group of Jordanian citizens, is in a coma.

Morsi, who is receiving treatment at Gabal Al-Zaiton Hospital's intensive care unit, is in critical condition and is showing minimal response to external stimuli.

The Egyptian citizen was reportedly attacked and dragged on the ground by a group of men on Sunday, suffering serious injury after hitting his head with a metal object.

The Jordanian prosecutor-general is investigating the incident, which reportedly resulted from a dispute over money regarding the sale of a car.

"All of those involved in the assault on the Egyptian citizen have been arrested," the ministry’s statement said, adding that the Jordanian labour minister Ali Ghezawi has visited Morsi and assured that Jordan will bear the cost of his treatment.

The Jordanian labour minister has condemned the attack, stressing the brotherly relations between Egypt and Jordan and his appreciation for Egyptian labour in the country. 

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that it is following up on the case and on Morsi’s medical condition.

There are nearly 636,000 Egyptians residing in Jordan, according to a 2015 census.

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