Egypt arrests Morsi aide daughter

The pro-Morsi Students against the Coup group said in a statement that security forces arrested Karima al-Serafi - daughter of Ayman al-Serafi who served as Morsi's aide for information affairs – at her home

Egypt arrests Morsi aide daughter

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's security forces arrested the daughter of a former aide to ousted president Mohamed Morsi at her home in Cairo in the early hours of Sunday, a student group said Sunday.

The pro-Morsi Students against the Coup group said in a statement that security forces arrested Karima al-Serafi - daughter of Ayman al-Serafi who served as Morsi's aide for information affairs – at her home in eastern Cairo's First Settlement district in the wee hours of Sunday.

The group went on to say that security forces broke into the house where Karima – a sophomore in Cairo's Azhar University - was staying alone, and drove her to the district's police station.

Ayman al-Serafi was among those who have been detained and taken to an unknown location by military forces along with Morsi in the wake of the latter's ouster last July.

According to an Amnesty International report in February, al-Serafi has not yet been charged with any criminal offence, even though he has spent months in detention.

Thousands of opponents of the interim government had been detained over the past nine months, with one independent local report putting the number at some 21,000 - most of whom were arrested during political protests.

The military-installed interim government insists that all those who are detained are kept on criminal charges and that there are no political prisoners in Egypt.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected head of state, was ousted by Egypt's military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.

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