Morsi to sue Egyptian government over his ouster
Morsi is planning on suing the Egyptian government over his ousting in July, his lawyers said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
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Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi is planning on suing the army-installed government authorities over his removal from office in July, his lawyer told reporters on Wednesday.
Mohamed Al Damati and a team of lawyers visited Morsi in jail on Monday, Agence France Presse reported, where the former president is awaiting the next hearing of his trial on charges of involvement in the deaths of protesters during his presidency.
"The president plans to take legal measures against the coup, and this will be up to the defense team in the near future," Damati said, Agence France Presse reported.
"There are complaints which will be presented to the prosecutor general (to say) that what happened was a crime," he said, according to AFP.
The lawyer also said that any complaints over Morsi's ouster could be filed to the administrative court to annul "the move to by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi" to topple the Muslim Brotherhood leader.
Morsi, the country's first democratically elected president, was ousted from office by the Egyptian army on July 3 after mass protests calling for his resignation.