The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Monday accused the military of kidnapping his father and vowed to take legal action against the army chief.
“What happened is a complete crime of abduction and no less and a perfect example of the kidnapping of the people’s will and kidnapping of an entire nation,” Osama Morsi told reporters in Cairo, according to a video recording of the news conference.
Gen. el-Sissi ousted Mr. Morsi’s father from office on July 3 following four days of protests during which millions of people demanded the Islamist president step down, accusing him of undermining democracy and wrecking the economy.
Gen. el-Sissi last week retained the post of defense minister and was given the duties of first deputy prime minister in the government of interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi.
The elder Mr. Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location since his ouster. His supporters believe is being held at the Republican Guard Club in Cairo.