Morsi receives his family visit in prison

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi received his family in the Borg al-Arab prison in Alexandria today.

Morsi receives his family visit in prison

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Thursday was visited by members of his family at Alexandria's Borg al-Arab Prison.

"I met my father today at Borg al-Arab," Morsi's son, Osama, told Anadolu Agency.

A security source confirmed the visit, saying Morsi's wife and three sons had visited the ousted president for an "exceptional" visit.

Morsi was flown to the prison on Monday after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators last year.

The court session was Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster more than four months ago. Since then, he has been held at an undisclosed location by Egypt's military-backed authorities.

Trial proceedings were postponed by almost two months – they are now slated to recommence on January 8 – after defense lawyers requested more time to examine documentation related to the case.

Morsi, for his part, has refused to recognize the trial's legitimacy and has refused formal legal representation.

At Monday's court session, the ousted leader told the presiding judge that he still represented "Egypt's legitimate president."

Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected civilian leader, was ousted by the country's military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.


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