World Bulletin/News Desk
The Egyptian prosecution on Sunday ordered the release of the youngest son of ousted president Mohamed Morsi pending investigation, his lawyer said, one day after he was arrested for "illegal drug possession".
The prosecution ordered the release of Abdullah Morsi and a friend who was arrested with him, lawyer Mohamed Saber told Anadolu Agency.
Saber went on to say that Morsi and his friend are yet to be discharged from a detainment facility in Banha, north of Cairo, expecting them to be released within hours.
Earlier on Sunday, Morsi and his friend underwent a drug test ordered by the prosecutors. Saber, however, said that their release was not related to the drug test results, which have not yet been released by the forensics authority.
Abdullah Morsi and his friend were arrested in a residential neighborhood in eastern Cairo on Saturday, where a later statement by the Interior Ministry said the pair were captured in possession of two hashish (marijuana) cigarettes and were referred to prosecutors for investigation.
But the family of the ousted president described the arrest as an attempt to "tarnish the image of honorable people" and claimed that the family had received warnings about attempts to fabricate charges against Morsi's sons.
Osama and his elder brother Ahmed have been banned by Egypt's military-backed authorities from travelling abroad. No reasons have been given for the ban.Last Mod: 02 Mart 2014, 17:43