President Mohamed Morsi Court Remarks on his Forced Disappearance
|Sunday, December 7,2014 05:09|
President Mohamed Morsi, illegally detained by the military coup commanders in Egypt, revealed the mysteries of his forced disappearance.
During another session of his trial Saturday, he said:
I was detained at the Republican Guard building from July 3, 2013 until Friday, July 5 when the Guard commander forcibly moved me away. On Friday, July 5, the Guard commander came to me and said: "You have to leave". I replied: "I am the President of the Republic. Who do you take your orders from?" He said: "From those outside".
I understood he was following orders from the coup commander. He took me by force onto a plane that took me towards the Suez Canal to the east, then mount Ataka. Then, we took off again, to Fayed Airport. Finally, I was left in Alexandria, in what I knew as the Egyptian Navy's frogmen base. I was held there from the evening of July 5 until November 4, 2013.
Shortly afterwards, I read in the newspapers that someone had interviewed and photographed me. In fact, I had not come into contact with anyone in that place except eight members of the Republican Guard, Justice Hassan Samir, the investigating judge; Justice Ibrahim Saleh, head of Masr Al-Gadida prosecution service, and 4 judges that I know by name...
"Who is supposed to have photographed me?"
"At that location, no-one entered my place of confinement except those who brought me water or whatever. Absurdly, I heard in this courtroom that the Interior Minister considered that frogmen unit a high-security prison. But does the Minister of Interior have the authority to issue a decision to 'annex' such an armed forces unit?
I do not want to discuss details that touch on national security. However, I was not in the Republican Guard building on July 8. This is not true.
President Morsi said, addressing the judge presiding over the court session:
If you'd like to hold a special closed-door session in the presence of Field Marshal Tantawi and Lieutenant General Sami Anan, and the defense minister that I appointed, to know what was going on behind the scenes. I would certainly prefer that.
I am not saying that Tantawi and Annan are linked to the coup, but to relevant information. I would like a secret session to tell you – for the record – what really happened, what Egypt did for Palestine and what I did for Egypt's national security during my time in office.
I do not want to reveal any details pertaining to national security. I have a lot of such details that require a special closed-door session.