CAIRO: Attorney General Hisham Barakat referred to military prosecution Sunday the investigations of an audio recording claiming to show military and prosecution discussing the detention of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after his July 2013 ouster, according to a Tuesday statement from the Attorney General office.
According to a conversation in the audio, if Morsi had been kept in a non-official location while detained, it would make his detention illegal and could therefore serve as grounds for release.
Morsi’s lawyer Montaser al-Zayat asked the Cairo Criminal Court to enter the audio into evidence.
The initial investigation of the Supreme State Security Prosecution ruled that the audio was “fabricated by the Muslim Brotherhood and aims to destabilize the society safety.” The general prosecution has been prohibited to publish, telecast, or circulate the audio.
Morsi is facing four trials: inciting violence against demonstrators in December 2012 outside the Presidential palace in Ithadeya, escaping from Wadi al-Natrun prison in 2011, spying with 35 co-defendants for foreign organizations and groups, and spying on the army for Qatar.