Family says Egyptian police detain son of former president

The Morsi family is now worried Abdullah will be held indefinitely.

10 October 2018 | 15:20

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 10 October 2018 | 15:20

In this Sept. 30, 2018 file photo, Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of Egypt’s jailed former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, poses for a photograph in front of his home in Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

CAIRO: The family of Egypt’s jailed former president says his youngest son has been taken into custody by security personnel for questioning.

Ahmed Morsi says three state security men accompanied by a special forces officer on Wednesday took his brother Abdullah, along with his ID and mobile phone, from the family house outside Cairo, saying he would be released later in the day. Both are sons of the jailed former president, Mohammed Morsi.

Abdullah told The Associated Press last week that he was seeking more visitation rights and better health care for his ailing father, who has been held in solitary confinement since the army, led by then-general and now President Abdul-Fattah el-Sissi, overthrew him in 2013.

The Morsi family is now worried Abdullah will be held indefinitely.

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