Thursday, July 4, 2013

Mohamed Morsi overthrown by Miltary


Morsi reportedly being held with top aides at a military facility after army suspends constitution.

The Egyptian army has overthrown President Mohamed Morsi, announcing a roadmap for the country’s political future that will be implemented by a national reconciliation committee. According to a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi is being held in a military facility with top aides."Morsi and the entire presidential team are under house arrest in the Presidential Republican Guards Club," Gehad El-Haddad, the son of a top Morsi aide, told AFP news agency on Thursday. Haddad's father, Essam El-Haddad, widely seen as Morsi's right-hand man, was among those held, he added.

The head of Egypt's armed forces issued a declaration on Wednesday evening suspending the constitution and appointing the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim head of state.

Mansour would be sworn in on Thursday.

Morsi's presidential Facebook page quoted him as saying he rejected the army statement as a military coup.The ousted leader was believed to be at a Republican Guard barracks in Cairo but it was not clear whether he was under arrest. In a televised broadcast, flanked by military leaders, religious authorities and political figures, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi effectively declared the removal of  Morsi.  Source ( Al Jazera )

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