Former president Mohamed Morsi behind bars - File photo Former president Mohamed Morsi behind bars - File photo

Report denies former president Morsi poor health condition

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017
CAIRO – 8 June 2017: The Supreme Media Council received on Wednesday official report from the Ministry of Interior, on the health condition of former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in which medical negligence against Morsi in prison is denied.

The report was conducted by a delegation assigned by the Ministry to visit Morsi and other members to check their conditions.

Following Morsi recent trial in late May, media reports published complaints quoted by Morsi and his lawyer during the court session that Morsi is denied visits by his family and lawyer and suffers poor health condition.

The Ministry report affirmed that Morsi receives his family and lawyer, and that his health condition has improved, according to medical reports.

This came in conjunction with the council calls to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to refer a number of members of the outlawed group to General Prosecutor Nabil Sadek, for organizing an online campaign designed to distort the country’s image abroad by spreading allegations of negligence against Islamist members in prison.

The aforementioned campaign allegedly reported on social media platforms that Morsi and other prominent Islamist members are facing poor conditions in prison.

In similar context head of the Supreme Media Council, Makram Mohamed Ahmed called on local and foreign media to fact-check information on the outlawed group before publishing it; especially as the Egyptian government and security are committed to respecting human rights in accordance with the president’s directives at home and abroad.

Morsi is imprisoned since 2013 and facing life penalty on charges of leaking state secrets to Qatar. The former president is already facing life penalty on other counts. He was ousted on July 3, 2013 following the June 30 revolution against his rule.

In 2013 too, the Egyptian government classified the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group and banned its activities.
 
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