Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

7/23/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Son, daughter of Mohamed Morsi says they will take legal measures

The family of the ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is now accusing the Egyptian military of abducting him. Morsi has dropped from public view, kept at an undisclosed location since the third of July.

Osama Mohamed Morsi, son of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi, during a press conference in Cairo says that 'What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word.'

Osama Mohamed Morsi, son of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi, during a press conference in Cairo says that "What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word."

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/23/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, clashes, abduction


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Held without people formally charged, Morsi's daughter Shaimaa told reporters in Cairo that the family has taken legal measures against the army.

In the first statement from Morsi's family since he was forced from office, the family says it holds the military responsible for the former leader's "safety and security."

"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.

Morsi's family was appealing to the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation into the events leading up to his removal from power.

Osama Morsi, one of Morsi's sons says, said: "What is going on is a violation of human rights and a scandal in every sense of the word." He also described the manner in which the military was detaining his father an as "abduction."

The family had had no contact with the former president since he was ousted, he said.

Leading Egyptian lawyer Mohammed al-Damati says that it is a breach of the former president's human rights to hold him without charge.

Several countries, including the United States, have called for Morsi's release.

But Egypt's interim authorities insist he is being held in a "safe place."

At least three people were reported killed this week in clashes between opponents and supporters of the former president.

Morsi's party, the Muslim Brotherhood has refused to recognize the new military-backed administration. They continue to hold almost daily protests in the streets.

At least one person was killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in unrest in central Cairo. Egyptian state TV reported that seven pro-Morsi protesters have been arrested for possession of illegal weapons.

Two more people were reportedly killed in separate clashes in Qalyubiya province, north of Cairo.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for June 2015
Universal:
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood or consecrated life.


Rosaries, Crosses, Prayer Cards and more... by Catholic Shopping .com


Comments


More Africa

The Tunisian beach hotel massacre: Was the killer involved with ISIS? Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Last Friday, a very tragic event happened at the Imperial Marhaba Beach Hotel in Sousse, Tunisia. A 23-year-old man dressed just like any other tourist, passed by the hotel, and shot foreigners with a Kalashnikov rifle, he had hidden under his umbrella. Thirty-nine ... continue reading


Italian priests exorcise Nigerian migrant girls forced into prostitution compelled by voodoo spell Watch

Image of

By Talia Ramos (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Italian authorities have given the Catholic priests permission to "exorcise," or do counter-magic to Nigerian migrant girls who have been "under a voodoo spell to work as prostitutes." There are around 25,000 women from Nigeria who have been brought to Italy by ... continue reading


Boko Haram kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls believed to be brainwashed and now fighting for their captors Watch

Image of Over 200 Chibok schoolgirls remain missing more than a year later.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Two hundred and nineteen girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, from the boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, are believed to have been brainwashed and now working for the Boko Haram, as reported by Amnesty International. The girls who were taken from their school grounds, a ... continue reading


Terrorist slaughters 37 on Tunisian beach resort of Sousse Watch

Image of Witnesses say the gunman started firing from the beach before moving onto the Imperial Hotel's swimming pool.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Thirty-seven people have been killed - and at least another 36 were injured in a terrorist shooting spree in the beachside town of Sousse in Tunisia. At least five people from the United Kingdom are listed as among the dead. The believed gunman in the massacre, ... continue reading


Ugandan witch doctors abducting, killing children for body parts Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's a satanic practice once thought consigned to a very, very dark age - but it is increasing in frequency throughout the African nation of Uganda. "Witch doctors" are abducting and killing schoolchildren to use their body parts in malefic rituals. It is ... continue reading


Somali men demoralized, turn to drugs after more women become breadwinners Watch

Image of Many Somali men, usurped from the traditional role of breadwinner in many households, have turned to divorce and substance abuse.

By Katy Migiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Men in war-torn Somalia suffer high rates of drug addiction, divorce and mental illness, researchers said, urging donors to do more to support men and strengthen families. NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Somali culture, men are expected to provide all ... continue reading


Tour guide risks life attempting to save American tourist horrifically killed by lion Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

As Katherine Chappell, the American tourist attacked and killed by a lion during an African safari tour, was being attacked, the staff of the park hesitated to treat Chappell and the ambulance took a long time to arrive, according to Pierre Potgieter, the tour guide. ... continue reading


Obianuju Ekeocha: The case against Abortion, An Appeal for Mercy from a Nigerian Woman Watch

Image of Abortion is not for us or our children - for it is a violent solution sanitized within the wounded heart of the western world and we just cannot accept it now or ever. - Uju

By Obianuju Ekeocha

In the last few years, we have woken up to the indescribable horror and terror of Boko Haram. And every one of us will agree that their actions and operations are merciless, viscous and violent beyond words. And so we pray for an end to the death and destruction ... continue reading


African governments swindled from tax dollars they need for development Watch

Image of Tax reform would go a long way towards funding new commitments to improve schooling and healthcare in Africa.

By Stella Dawson, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Multinational companies deprive African governments of $11 billion in taxes each year, and G7 world leaders should set up a new global body to regulate corporate taxation, Oxfam International said on Monday. WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By shifting ... continue reading


American tourist attacked and killed by lion during African Safari Park tour Watch

Image of A lion [not pictured] attacked a tourist during the safari tour.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When one 22 year old tourist from the United States planned her trip to South Africa, being mauled and attacked by a big angry cat was definitely not part of her itinerary. Unfortunately for this young woman, it turned out this trip would be her last.  MUNTINLUPA, ... continue reading


All Africa News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Ezekiel 2:2-5
2 As he said these words the spirit came into me and ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
1 [Song of Ascents] I lift up my eyes to you who are ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 6:1-6
1 Leaving that district, he went to his home town, ... Read More

Reading 2, Second Corinthians 12:7-10
7 Wherefore, so that I should not get above myself, I ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 5th, 2015 Image

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria
July 5: Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter