CAIRO: Security forces arrested the ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s son, Abdullah, while inspecting one of the trains heading to Upper Egypt Friday morning, Youm7 reported.
Abdullah was on the run after being sentenced on July 2 to one year in prison with labor and a 10,000 EGP ($1,400) fine for abusing hashish.
He was arrested on March 1 but was freed the next day pending investigation after agreeing to give urine samples, which the prosecution said tested positive for drugs.
Banha Court sentenced on July 2 one year in jail and 10,000 EGP fines for him and his friend, who was with him in the car when they were arrested. Abdullah was not present at court when the verdict was issued.
Officials said that the arrest was based on the court’s decision.
Abdullah’s brother Osama said his brother was not attempting to flee but was en-route to Beni Suef since father of one of his detained friends invited him for Iftar, the Ramadan meal to break their fasting.
We never flee and we have nothing to be ashamed of or afraid to confront, Osama said on his Facebook page.
Beni Sueif governor Ibrahim Hadeib told Youm7 that they coordinated with Cairo security directorate to deport him.
The Egyptian Army ousted Morsi on July 3, 2013 after ignoring mass protests demanding his resignation. He has four boys and one daughter; Ahmed, Osama, Omar, Abdullah, and Shima. Ahmed and Shima hold the American passport since they were born when Morsi was completing his postgraduate in U.S.
The eldest son, Ahmed, is a married and working doctor in Saudi Arabia. Shima is married and has a bachelor degree in science from Zagazig University. Osama is a lawyer. Omar has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Abdullah, the youngest, is a college student.
Morsi’s family was exposed to much discomfort since his ousting, according to several media outlets.
Morsi is currently in prison over charges of killing peaceful protesters, espionage, escaping from prison during the January 25 Revolution in 2011, and insulting the jurisdiction. So far he has not been sentenced in any case.