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Egypt ministry: Mursi in ‘safe place,’ not charged yet

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Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi is in a “safe place” following the army’s decision to overthrow him, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

“Mursi is in a safe place, for his safety and he is being treated with dignity,” Badr Abdelatty told reporters. “He is not charged with anything up till now.”

At least 54 people were killed in clashes on Monday near Cairo’s Republican Guard headquarters, where supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi were demanding that he be reinstated.

The army had ousted the president and dissolved the Islamist-drafted constitution following protests that saw millions taking to the streets calling for Mursi’s resignation.

(With AFP)