EGYPT TRANSFERS MORSI TO SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

         Cairo, 11 Muharram 1435/15 November 2013 (MINA) – The Egyptian authorities have transferred ousted President Mohammed Morsi from a hospital room to solitary confinement in the Borg Al-Arab Prison.

         According to Assistant Interior Minister Ahmed Helmi, Morsi, who is being remanded in custody pending his trial on charges related to the so-called “Ittihadia” case, has completed the 10-day quarantine period and will now be transferred from the hospital in accordance with prison regulations.

         Al-Shorouk newspaper quoted Helmi on Thursday as saying that there is no discrimination in the treatment of the president; his health is good and the transfer is routine. It was carried out on the instructions of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim.

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        “All prisoners are treated in the same way,” Helmi insisted, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reported as quoted by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).

        The Criminal Court of North Cairo headed by Judge Ahmed Sabri Yusef, postponed Morsi’s trial, and that of 14 other defendants, until January 8 to give the defence time to study the case.

           The prosecution alleges that Morsi instigated the killing of two demonstrators outside the Ittihadia Palace. It ignores the fact that security forces killed at least eight members of the Muslim Brotherhood and wounded many others in the same incident. (T/P03/E1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)

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