Egyptian police arrest Morsi's youngest son

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi's family described the arrest as an attempt to "tarnish the image of honorable people."

Egyptian police arrest Morsi's youngest son

World Bulletin / News Desk

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi was arrested in eastern Cairo on Saturday for "drug possession."

In a statement, the Qalioubiya Security Directorate said Abdullah Morsi and A. A, an employee, were arrested in a car in Obour, a commercial residential district in eastern Cairo

According to the statement, the pair were arrested in possession of two hashish (marijuana) cigarettes and were referred to prosecutors for investigation.

But the family of the ousted president described the arrest as an attempt to "tarnish the image of honorable people".

"The charges aim to tarnish the reputation of the sons of the president," Abdullah's brother, Osama, told Anadolu Agency over the phone.

He argued that the family had received warnings about attempts to fabricate charges against Morsi's sons.

Osama and his elder brother Ahmed have been banned by Egypt's military-backed authorities from travelling abroad. No reasons have been given for the move.

Egypt court adjourns hearing

A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned to March 3 a hearing into a defense lawyer's request for new judges in the espionage and jailbreak trials of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Morsi and 35 others face accusations of conspiring with Palestinian resistance group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah to carry out "terrorist acts" in Egypt.

The ousted leader and 130 defendants are also accused of involvement in a mass jailbreak during the January revolution that ousted autocrat president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Defense lawyer Mohamed Abu-Leila has demanded new trial judges after presiding judges refused to remove soundproof glass cages in which the defendants were being held.

Last Mod: 01 Mart 2014, 16:29
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