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Jailed Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader said in good health

Sept. 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

CAIRO, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Jailed Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie was in good health in a Cairo prison Sunday, his family said, denying he was sick and or mistreated.

Members of Badie's family paid their first visit to him since he was incarcerated at Tora prison on charges of inciting violence following the ouster of Mohamed Morsi as president two months ago, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

Family members said Badie, who holds the title of supreme guide, was "in good spirits and trusts victory is coming," the Egyptian newspaper said. They refuted reports he had suffered a heart attack or that his jaw had been broken while being tortured by interrogators.

Badie's son-in-law told the Freedom and Justice newspaper "Badie is in good health," al-Masry al-Youm said.

He said the Brotherhood leader was only allowed to see his wife and daughter, and that Badie told them he was punched in the face during his arrest, which sent his false teeth and eyeglasses flying. He didn't get them back for several days, the son-in-law said.

The unidentified son-in-law said Badie only complained about being kept in solitary confinement and not being allowed to see other Brotherhood members held at the prison.

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