Son of Egypt’s jailed former president campaigns for father

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Source: Associated Press


CAIRO (AP) — Once a month, Abdullah waits outside Cairo’s notorious Tora prison for hours, standing without shade under the blazing Egyptian sun for a chance to see his father.

And almost every time, for five years, he has been denied access to Egypt’s most famous, but least heard-from prisoner — former President Mohamed Morsi, the Islamist whose divisive year in power ended with a military ouster in 2013.

“I won’t sit on the ground while I wait, it’s not dignified,” he said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I know they will deny my request, but I still have to try.”

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Categories: Africa, Egypt, The Muslim Times

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