Last Update 16:54
Saturday, 19 October 2019

Morsi could be moved to Tora Prison, says Egypt's interior minister

Egypt's ousted Islamist president be transfered to the same prison his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, resides, according to Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim

Reuters, Ahram Online, Saturday 27 Jul 2013
Views: 1390
Views: 1390

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who faces prosecution, is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former autocrat Hosni Mubarak is now held, the interior minister said Saturday.

Mohamed Ibrahim said a decision on where to hold Morsi pending investigations would be up to the investigating judge. When pressed by journalists about where Morsi would be taken, he said "mostly likely to Tora" prison.

Since his removal by the military 3 July following nationwide mass protests, Morsi had been held by the army incommunicado at an undisclosed location.

On Friday, a top Egyptian court ordered the detention of Morsi for 15 days pending investigations into "suspected collaboration" with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

Several legal complaints accusing Morsi of murder and other crimes have been submitted to the general prosecutor since his ouster.

Short link:


Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.

© 2010 Ahram Online.