Morsi's family lashes out at Egypt's military

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Posted: Jul 22, 2013 7:12 AM
Morsi's family lashes out at Egypt's military

CAIRO (AP) — The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is accusing the country's military of "kidnapping" him, and says its holds the military responsible for his "safety and security."

The statement is the first from Morsi's family since the military overthrew him on July 3. The deposed president's daughter, Shaimaa, read out the statement at a news conference Monday in Cairo.

Morsi has been held incommunicado at an undisclosed location since the military coup. Government officials have said he is safe and is being held for his own protection.

Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and his Islamist allies have held near daily street protest in Cairo and across the country to demand that he be reinstated.