• 18:29
  • Thursday ,08 December 2016
العربية

Morsi's son arrested as part of Rabaa dispersal case: Lawyers

By-ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

18:12

Thursday ,08 December 2016

Morsi's son arrested as part of Rabaa dispersal case: Lawyers

Osama Morsi, the son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, was arrested Thursday at his home in Sharqiya over charges related to what has been dubbed in the media as the Rabaa dispersal trial, according to Morsi's defense team.

The younger Morsi has been named as one of 739 defendants in the case, which dates back to August 2013 and includes the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and leading Brotherhood figure Mohamed El-Beltagy, as well as other senior Brotherhood members.
 
The prosecution charged the defendants with "unauthorised assembly, the use of force, premeditated murder, and the possession of weapons and explosives" during the violent dispersal of a major 2013 Cairo sit-in protesting Morsi's ouster.
 
Morsi's other son, Abdullah, served a one-year pirson sentence in 2015 for possession of hashish.