Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

Egypt’s Morsi ‘abducted by army’

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Egypt's Morsi 'abducted by army'

Former president Mohammed Morsi

The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has accused the army of abducting him.

His daughter Shaimaa told a news conference in Cairo that the family was taking legal measures against the army.

Mr Morsi has been held at an undisclosed location, without charge, since being ousted from power on 3 July.

The family said it held the military responsible for the former leader’s “safety and security”.

The statement is the first from Mr Morsi’s family since he was deposed from office.

“We are taking local and international legal measures against Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, the leader of the bloody military coup, and his putschist group,” Shaimaa Morsi told reporters.

Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement has refused to recognise the new military-backed administration.

It continues to hold almost daily street protests in Cairo.