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Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing consequences of coup’

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Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing consequences of coup’
Morsi says no stability in Egypt possible ‘without removing consequences of coup’

Sydney – Deposed Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi has said there will be no stability in the country ‘without removing consequences of the coup’ that led to his ouster in July.

Morsi, who was Egypt’s first democratically president, was ousted by the army July 3 after massive street protests against his one-year rule.

According to news.com.au, in a statement read out on his behalf on Wednesday by a lawyer, who visited him in a prison on Tuesday, Morsi said that Egypt will not recover without removing the consequences of the coup and holding to account those responsible for shedding Egyptians’ blood.

Morsi’s overthrow triggered mass protests and street violence in Egypt, leaving hundreds dead.

Lawyer Mohammed al-Damati quoted Morsi as saying that the coup was a crime and treason, adding that the coup is starting to collapse.”

The lawyer told reporters that Morsi insisted he was still the president of the country, the report added.

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