Mursi’s daughter claims man in prison is not her father

The ousted leader’s daughter claims the televised footage of Mursi in prison is not of her father

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The daughter of President Mohammad Mursi said on Friday she is “certain” that the televised footage showing the ousted leader in prison is not of her father.

Alshymaa shared two pictures of Mursi on her Facebook page, one while he was president and the other of him during his trial. She claimed in a comment that the one in prison does not resemble her father.


Egypt’s state television regularly airs footage of the former Islamist leader during his trails inside a cage in a makeshift courtroom in Cairo.

“The one who is on the right side of the picture is my father, the one on the left is not him I’m certain. Check out well, it’s not him,” her Facebook post said.

Alshymaa said the pictures she chose show similar face expressions of Mursi but those who have an eye for details will be able to tell the imprisoned one is “not the president.”

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Mursi and other members of his Muslim Brotherhood have been under trial since the army overthrew the Islamist leader in July.

They are being tried over charges that include the murder of protesters, espionage and organizing jailbreaks.

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