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