Morsi aide released due to poor health
Former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s aide, Khaled al-Qazzaz - YOUM7

CAIRO: Former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s aide, Khaled al-Qazzaz, was released Sunday after being arrested 558 days ago, said the “Free Khaled Al-Qazzaz” website.

Qazzaz received a release order from Attorney General Hisham Barakat Dec. 29 due to his health condition, a judicial source from the State Security Prosecution, which is affiliatiated with the Public Prosecution, told Youm7 Sunday.

The source, who refused to mention his name because he was not authorized to speak to media, added that a medical report on Qazzaz’s heath showed he was suffering from blood pressure and was obese, weighing more than 200 kg (440 pounds,) and that he needed surgery.  He added that Qazzaz suffers from other diseases that require several medical operations.

““We are all so happy, but it’s not over until he’s home with me and our children,” Egyptian-Canadian Sarah Attia, Qazzaz’s wife, was quoted in the website’s statement.

Qazzaz was arrested in the Presidential Palace when the military removed Morsi and several of his aides July 3, 2013.

The statement added that his family, residing in Canada, raised money for complete his medical treatment, saying “We are hopeful that the Egyptian and Canadian governments will expedite the processing of this humanitarian case so that Khaled can finally come home.”

According to the investigations, Qazzaz faces charges of funding the Muslim Brotherhood supporters’ demonstrations, disturbing political life and belonging to an “outlawed organization,” Youm7 reported Dec. 18, 2014.

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