Ousted President Morsi spends sixth consecutive Ramadan in prison

Egyptian Former President Mohamed MorsiThe family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, has released a statement pointing out that this is his sixth Ramadan in prison, Al-Khaleej Online has reported.

The first democratically-elected civilian President of Egypt is being held under a state of “siege and uncertainty” about the nature and conditions of his detention. His actual fate is unknown to his family. He has been in prison since his military overthrow in summer 2013.

Morsi’s family issued the statement on Thursday (17 May 2018), and made specific mention of the former President’s health situation, as well as that of his son Osama, who is spending his second Ramadan in solitary confinement.

Both men are being held in the notorious Tora Prison to the south of Cairo.