Morsi questioned on jailbreak

Osama Morsi said that the interrogators questioned ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on charges of breaking out of jail.

Morsi questioned on jailbreak

Egyptian interrogators on Sunday questioned ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on charges of breaking out of jail during the 2011 January revolution, his son has confirmed.

Osama, the elder son of Morsi, told Anadolu Agency that he attended the interrogation session at Alexandria's Burg al-Arab prison in his capacity as a lawyer.

He declined to divulge details regarding the interrogations.

Morsi is facing charges of helping prisoners -- including himself -- break out of jail during Egypt's 2011 revolution, which toppled longstanding autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

He was flown to jail last week after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that they had incited the murder of demonstrators outside a Cairo presidential palace last year.

The court session was Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster by the powerful military more than four months ago.

Since then, he has been held at an undisclosed location.

Besides these two cases, Morsi is further accused of "conspiring" with the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance group Hamas to carry out "hostile acts" inside Egypt.

Morsi's supporters insist that all charges against him -- like those leveled against other Muslim Brotherhood leaders -- are politically motivated.

Morsi refuses to recognize the legitimacy of any interrogation or trial proceedings, insisting he still represented "Egypt's legitimate president."

He has thus far refused formal legal representation.

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Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2013, 18:35
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