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Morsi's son says his father to address Egyptian people soon

The son of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said Tuesday his father will issue a statement addressed to the Egyptian people

Ahram Online, Tuesday 12 Nov 2013
Mohamed Morsi
File image made from video provided by Egypt's Interior Ministry shows ousted President Mohamed Morsi, right, speaking from the defendant's cage as he stands with co-defendants in a makeshift courtroom during a trial hearing in Cairo, Egypt. Morsi had his first extensive meeting with lawyers, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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The son of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said Tuesday his father will issue a statement addressed to the Egyptian people, according to a Muslim Brotherhood-run website.

Osama Morsi did not say when the statement would be published or what it would focus on, reported the website of the Brotherhood's official newspaper, Freedom and Justice.

He said the statement was drafted when a five-member delegation representing the defence team of several Islamist leaders accused of killing protesters visited Morsi, one of the accused, in prison.

Morsi, 62, who was toppled by the army in July after mass protests against his rule, is being tried for incitement to murder, which could result in the death penalty.

In the first trial session last week, Morsi refused to recognise the court and declared he was still Egypt's legitimate president.

The delegation, which includes Osama Morsi, has urged the former president to appoint a defence lawyer, something he has so far refused to do.

Morsi had been held incommunicado by the army since his ouster on 3 July, but was sent to the heavily guarded Borg Al-Arab prison near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria on 4 November. The trial, which saw the first public sighting of the ousted president since his overthrow, was adjourned to 8 January.

Last week, security officials allowed Morsi a family visit, the first since his removal.                                                             

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Nooman Mufti
13-11-2013 08:02am
I salute your bravery
Mr. Morsi, I salute your bravery and steadfastness to your principles. They may put you in a cage, but they are actually the ones in a cage. A cage of corruption and filth filled with murderers of Egyptians- Muslims and Copts alike. They may have fooled their own people, but the whole world has seen through their lies. The military can live like ostriches and pretend they did no wrong....that won't change the truth. May Allah honor Morsi in this world and the next. You can't dishonor someone whom God has honored.
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Mohammed moiduddin
13-11-2013 03:35am
Allah will be the judge
I hope Allah has mercy on the egyptian people because usually bad calamities happen when people reject islam
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12-11-2013 08:44pm
His feeble acting in the cage did not work
Morsi is worried his violence enticing followed are tethering out. Exploiting your feeble followers did not work. Enjoy prison life like your buddies say they are enjoying. No more whinnying bud.
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