Egypt's Morsi to sue rulers over 'coup': lawyer

Egypt's Morsi to sue rulers over 'coup': lawyer

CAIRO - Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi intends to sue the army-installed authorities over his ouster in July, his lawyer told reporters on Wednesday.

Mohamed al-Damati and a team of lawyers visited Morsi in jail on Monday, where he is awaiting the next hearing in a trial on charges of involvement in the deaths of protesters during his presidency.

"The president plans to take legal measures against the coup, and this will be up to the defence team in the near future," Damati said.

"There are complaints which will be presented to the prosecutor general (to say) that what happened was a crime," he said.

Damati also said complaints could be filed to the administrative court to annul "the move to by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi" to topple Morsi.

Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, was removed from office by the army on July 3 after mass protests calling for his resignation.

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