Former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mursi released from jail: relatives

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Posted: Jan 11, 2015 1:00 PM

CAIRO (Reuters) - A former aide to ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was released on Sunday after 18 months in detention without charge, relatives said.

Khaled al-Qazzaz, Mursi's former foreign affairs secretary, was arrested in July 2013 after the army removed the Brotherhood from power. Qazzaz's wife and brother-in-law said they did not know why Egyptian authorities decided to release him.

Egyptian officials were not immediately available for comment on Qazzaz. Relatives said he was being held under guard at a hospital.

(Reporting By Shadi Bushra, Editing by Michael Georgy and Angus MacSwan)