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Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

A file photo dated July 4, 2013 shows a female supporter of Mohammed Morsi gesturing as she holds a portrait of him in Rabia Adaweya Square a day after the military coup in Cairo, Egypt. ( Mohammed Elshamy - Anadolu Agency )
Supporters of the late former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a protest in Cairo, Egypt on 4 July 2013 [Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency]

The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has released a statement pointing out that this is his sixth Ramadan in prison, Al-Khaleej Online has reported.

The first democratically-elected civilian President of Egypt is being held under a state of "siege and uncertainty" about the nature and conditions of his detention. His actual fate is unknown to his family. He has been in prison since his military overthrow in summer 2013.

Morsi's family issued the statement on Thursday, and made specific mention of the former President's health situation, as well as that of his son Osama, who is spending his second Ramadan in solitary confinement.

Both men are being held in the notorious Tora Prison to the south of Cairo.

Military coup that ousted Mohamed Morsi in Egypt- Cartoon [Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor]

Military coup that ousted Mohamed Morsi in Egypt- Cartoon [Latuff/MiddleEastMonitor]

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