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Morsi’s son accused of ‘insulting the judiciary’

A number of complaints have been lodged with the Egyptian prosecutor general against ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s son Osama Morsi, accusing him of insulting the judiciary, the military and the police.

Egyptian newspapers claimed yesterday that prosecutor general Hisham Barakat had ordered a swift investigation into the allegations. However, informed sources have revealed that Barakat has not yet reviewed the complaints, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The accusations are based on a leaked phone call between Osama Morsi and a presenter at Al-Arabiya news channel, in which Morsi reportedly fiercely criticised the police and the army over the killings in Rabaa Square.

Osama said on his Facebook account that he will prosecute those who leaked the phone call. He also launched a social media campaign titled: “Egypt without Privacy”, condemning the repeated leaks to pro-government media of private phone calls of political activists.

 

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