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Morsi's Daughter: The Man in Prison is Not My Father

The daughter of former Egyptian President claims the televised footage showing the ousted leader in prison is not of her father.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 4/13/2014, 4:53 AM

Mohammed Morsi
Mohammed Morsi
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The daughter of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is claiming that she is “certain” that the televised footage showing the ousted leader in prison is not of her father, Al Arabiya reports.

According to the report, the daughter Alshymaa shared two pictures of Morsi on her Facebook page, one while he was president and the other of him during his trial. She claimed in a comment that the one in prison does not resemble her father.

Egypt’s state television regularly airs footage of the former Islamist leader during his trails inside a cage in a makeshift courtroom in Cairo.

“The one who is on the right side of the picture is my father, the one on the left is not him I’m certain. Check out well, it’s not him,” her Facebook post said, according to Al Arabiya.

Alshymaa said the pictures she chose show similar face expressions of Morsi but those who have an eye for details will be able to tell the imprisoned one is “not the president.”

Morsi, who was ousted by the military in July, is currently on trial in several cases. In one trial he is being accused of inciting the killings of opposition protesters outside the presidential palace in December 2012.

In another trial, Morsi and 35 others, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, are accused of conspiring with foreign powers, the Hamas terror group and Iran to destabilize Egypt.

Another of Morsi’s trials, which began in January, cites his role in a 2011 jailbreak which saw the deaths of several police officers. A fourth trial will be held over charges of insulting the judiciary. 

Since Morsi’s ouster, more than 1,400 people have died in street clashes and thousands have been imprisoned. 

Hundreds of Islamists have been placed on trial and some already given death sentences, a move which was criticized by the international community.

In addition, the Muslim Brotherhood has been outlawed and has been designated as a terrorist organization by the army-led government.