Egypt's ousted president in solitary
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Authorities moved Egypt's ousted president from a hospital room to solitary confinement in a massive prison complex Thursday, a security official said, as his son claimed officials denied a family visitation request after lawyers delivered a message from the leader.

The transfer of Mohammed Mursi came 10 days after he was placed temporarily in a hospital room at Borg al-Arab prison, near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

Authorities hospitalized Mursi, 62, after he complained of high blood pressure and high blood sugar following his first court appearance on Nov. 4. The toppled president faces charges of inciting violence and murder in connection to the killing of protesters outside of the presidential palace in December.

The official said moving Mursi was expected and that the tossed president won't receive any special treatment in solitary confinement. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists.

Posted by: Fred 2013-11-15