Authorities at Cairo International Airport prevented early Sunday Osama Mohamed Morsy from traveling to Malaysia via Abu Dhabi in keeping with directives by 'sovereign' state authorities, a security source said.
The son of Egypt’s ousted president denounced the measure, saying that the decision was “not surprising and represents a continuation of the violation of law and human rights.”
Sources said security agents escorted Morsy to an airport office but declined to give further details.
Osama had earlier said he was heading to Malaysia to attend an educational course related to his master degree. He had denied links between his journey and the trial of his father over murder charges, scheduled for Monday.
Another security source, meanwhile, claimed later that Morsy had decided not to travel on his own volition. The source added that no order had been made by 'sovereign' authorities banning Morsy from travel.
Morsy is facing charges of inciting murder during protests outside the Ettehadiya Presidential Palace last December after protests flared over a constitutional declaration which he had issued to immunize his decrees against challenge.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm