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Morsi’s family lashes out at Egypt’s military

An opponent of ousted president Mohammed Morsi tears a poster of Morsi near a burning scooter in Cairo Monday.
An opponent of ousted president Mohammed Morsi tears a poster of Morsi near a burning scooter in Cairo Monday. Credit: Hussein Malla /Associated Press

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CAIRO — The family of Egypt’s ousted president lashed out at the military on Monday, accusing the generals of kidnapping Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained incommunicado in an unknown location for nearly three weeks.

New violence erupted around protests by Morsi supporters demanding his reinstatement, killing at least four people. Pro-Morsi protesters marched near Cairo’s Tahrir Square, battled with Morsi opponents camped out in the square, trading stones and gunfire, while further clashes erupted in a city north of Cairo.

The statement by Morsi’s family at a Cairo press conference underlined the unknown fate of Egypt’s first freely elected president. Morsi has not been seen and has had no known contact with lawyers, family or supporters since the military ousted him on July 3 after mass protests nationwide demanding his removal.

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