Health of ex-Brotherhood supreme guide deteriorates

Akef, 85, was transported to the Maadi Military Hospital in September after his health deteriorated in prison

Health of ex-Brotherhood supreme guide deteriorates

World Bulletin/News Desk

Former Muslim Brotherhood supreme guide Mohamed Mahdi Akef's health has deteriorated, his daughter told Anadolu Agency.

"My father's health has not improved. Rather, it further deteriorated," Aliaa said.

Akef, 85, was transported to the Maadi Military Hospital in September after his health deteriorated in prison.

Akef's daughter said that her father is in a "total isolation", calling for his release because of poor health.

She argued that her father's health was better in prison as he used to meet with other Brotherhood detainees.

"But now, he can't see anyone and is not allowed to receive visits or leave his room," she said.

The former Brotherhood leader was arrested by Egyptian security forces shortly after the July 3 military ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi on charges of "inciting violence".

In recent weeks, Egypt has arrested vast numbers of Brotherhood leaders and members, who the army-backed authorities accuse of inciting violence, attacking security personnel and torching churches.

The Brotherhood vehemently denies the charges, insisting they are politically motivated.

The Brotherhood also charges authorities with waging an unlawful crackdown on the group and its allies and intentionally killing hundreds of unarmed demonstrators in four months since Morsi's overthrow.

Last Mod: 09 Kasım 2013, 17:53
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