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Egypt security slaps travel ban on Morsi, top Islamists

Agence France-Presse
Egyptian security forces impose a travel ban on President Mohamed Morsi and several top Islamist allies over their involvement in a prison escape in 2011

NEW PROTESTS. A top view shows Egyptian islamists taking part in a protest to show support for President Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, June 21. File photo by EPA/Ahmed Khaled

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian security forces on Wednesday, July 3, imposed a travel ban on President Mohamed Morsi and several top Islamist allies over their involvement in a prison escape in 2011, security officials said.

Airport officials confirmed to AFP that they had received orders to prevent the leaders – including Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater – from travelling abroad.

This came as an army deadline urging Morsi to meet the people’s demands expired.

Immediately after the deadline lapsed, Morsi proposed a “consensus government” as a way out of Egypt’s crisis, as tens of thousands of political rivals took to the streets.

“The presidency envisions the formation of a consensus coalition government to oversee the next parliamentary election,” Morsi’s office said in a statement on Facebook. – Rappler.com

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