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Son of ex-Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi accuses military of kidnapping father
“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.
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.
The younger Mr. Morsi said that neither he nor his family has been able to communicate “legally or illegally” with the former president since he was removed from office and that they did not know where he is being held.
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About the Author
Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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