Al-Sisi arrests Morsi’s son “Usama”

One week after he complained against preventing prison visitation of his father for over three years, Al-Sisi arrests “Usama”, Morsi’s son and lawyer.

The Egyptian security forces at al-Sharqeya governorate (President Morsi’s hometown) detained Usama, son of President Mohamed Morsi, from his house, at the same governorate, one week after he published a statement complaining that the Egyptian authorities have been preventing the family from visiting his father over three years.

“Not only did the coup authorities deprive President Mohamed Morsi’s family from visiting him for three consecutive years, but they also detained his son Usama days after receiving his first newborn baby”, said Dr. Amr Darag, a prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader.

Abduallah Morsi, Usama’s brother, said that the security forces stormed the family’s house at al-Sharqeya governorate and detained Usama Morsi, the third son of Mohamed Morsi.

It is noteworthy that the family of Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi have suffered from the obstinacy of the Egyptian authorities in not allowing them to visit him over three years.

President Mohamed Morsi is the only political prisoner who has been barred from the basic prisoners’ rights during his detention.

He was also deprived of the right of meeting his lawyers during his farcical trials sessions since January 2015.

The first democratic elected president of Egypt was overthrown by Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi in a military coup on June 4, 2013.

Since then, the military coup authorities have launched massive attacks against Morsi’s supporters, and the leaders and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is considered the major political opposition force against the military coup.

The Egyptian security forces have arrested thousands of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members, including President Morsi, and sentenced them to life in prison or death in mass trials carried by the Egyptian judicial system -one of the military coup arms.