Morsi Urges Peaceful Revolution in Leaked Letter From Prison

Morsi and tanMiddle East Eye – The ousted president has urged Egyptians to resist military-backed authorities in a letter insisting the ‘revolution will triumph soon’

MEE staff – Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has released a statement from his prison cell urging the people of Egypt to “continue along the path” of revolution, a day after former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was declared to have won the presidential election with 96.9 percent of the vote.

In a letter smuggled out of prison during a recent visit with his son, Morsi addressed the Egyptian public saying “your revolution will triumph very soon”.

“You are backed by the overwhelming majority of the people, who expect you to set the revolutionary stage for them,” he said in the letter posted to his official Facebook page. “The revolution depends on you and I trust that you will raise its banner and deliver it to its glory,” he added.

Morsi called on protesters to continue their “peaceful revolution”. He acknowledged that he made mistakes while resisting “corruption and crime” in Egypt, but reiterated his commitment to continue his fight.

“I have never betrayed your trust and I shall never do so. I have spent years of my life confronting their crimes and I shall continue to do so for the rest of my life,” he said. Continue reading.

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