Egypt’s prosecutor general has released Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, the son of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a day after he and his friend were arrested for alleged possession of hashish.
Morsi and his friend, Mohamed Emad El-Shamy, were arrested on Saturday afternoon at a security checkpoint in the Nile Delta’s Obour City, Qalyubia governorate, where officials say they found two joints of hashish in their car.
Both Morsi and El-Shamy later tested negative for cannabis consumption, according to reports from the prosecutor general.
Morsi’s brother, Osama, condemned Saturday’s arrest on his Facebook page, claiming the allegations of drug possession were being used to “taint the image of honest people.”
According to police officials, El-Shamy is an employee at Raya Holding for Technology and Communications, a company owned by leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Hassan Malek.
Ousted president Mohamed Morsi is currently facing several trials for an array of charges, including espionage, incitement of murder and killing protesters.
Source : Ahram online