Morsi's lawyers and family not allowed to see him

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Dec 2013

While Morsi's defence team plans to attempt another visit next week, the son of the ousted Egyptian president accuses authorities of kidnapping his father

Egyptians watching trial
Egyptians watch TV showing the trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, in Cairo, Nov. 4, 2013. (photo :Reuters)

Members of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's defence team, along with members of his family, were denied permission to visit him on Thursday at Alexandria's Borg Al-Arab Prison.

According to the ousted president's defence team, his lawyers and his family headed to Borg Al-Arab Prison after obtaining a visitation permit from the general prosecution, but the prison administration did not allow them to even see him.

"The president is surely not at Borg Al-Arab Prison," Morsi's son Osama wrote on his Facebook account, adding that the ousted president had been "kidnapped."

Morsi's lawyers announced they would attempt to visit him again next week.

The deposed Islamist president is currently detained at Borg Al-Arab Prison pending investigation in the December 2012 Presidential Palace case, in which he is charged with inciting the killing of protesters.

Short link: