Cairo, July 22: The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy is accusing the country's military of “kidnapping” him, and says it holds the military responsible for his “safety and security.”
The statement is the first from Mr Morsy's family since the military overthrew him on July 3. The deposed president's daughter, Shaimaa, read out the statement at a news conference Monday in Cairo.
Mr Morsy has been held incommunicado at an undisclosed location since the military coup. Government officials have said he is safe and is being held for his own protection.
Mr Morsy's Muslim Brotherhood and his Islamist allies have held near daily street protest in Cairo and across the country to demand that he be reinstated.