Egypt's defiant Morsi claims he was kidnapped before ousting

November 13, 2013 13:23

CAIRO - Deposed Islamist Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi said on Wednesday he was kidnapped and held by the Republican Guard and then at a naval base a day before he was formally ousted by the military.

Few details had emerged on Morsi's whereabouts since army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted him on July 3 and announced plans for elections.

Lawyer Mohamed Damati read on television what he said was a letter from Morsi to the Egyptian people.

For the first time, Morsi indicated that he was held against his will as early as July 2, a day before the army announced his removal following mass protests against his rule.

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