World Bulletin / News Desk
Family of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has dismissed online reports that security forces raided the family's house and tried to arrest Morsi's son, Ahmed.
Several local websites reported that security forces raided the family's house in New Cairo, eastern Cairo, and tried to arrest Ahmed Morsi, citing remarks allegedly made by Morsi's daughter, Morsi, on social media.
Osama Morsi, son of the Islamist leader and spokesman for the family, dismissed the reports and affirmed that all the family's members are safe and sound.
He also noted that his sister's account has been hacked.
Egypt's military-backed authorities have waged a crackdown on the Brotherhood since the July 3 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood leader himself.
Last week, security forces violently dispersed two major sit-ins by pro-Morsi protesters in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya Square and Giza's Nahda Square, leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands injured.
Dozens of the group's leaders and mid-ranking members have been taken under custody nationwide in recent days.
Earlier on Tuesday, group leader Mohamed Badie was arrested near Rabaa al-Adawiya Square. He faces charges of incitement to violence in connection with clashes outside the group's Cairo headquarters earlier this year in which nine people were killed.
The Muslim Brotherhood insists that the charges against it and its members are fabricated and politically motivated.Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ağustos 2013, 12:11