Egypt: Travel ban on Morsi, Brotherhood leader

Associated Press
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Egypt's military moved to tighten its control on key institutions Wednesday, even putting officers in the newsroom of state TV, in preparation for an almost certain push to remove the country's Islamist president when an afternoon ultimatum expires.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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CAIRO (AP) — Airport officials say a travel ban has been issued against the embattled president and the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The officials said Wednesday that the travel ban on Morsi has to do with his escape from prison with more than 30 other Muslim Brotherhood during the 2011 uprising against autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Also banned from travel is Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie, his deputy Khairat el-Shater. The opposition accuses them of calling all the shots during Morsi's year in power.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

An ultimatum by the military for Morsi to meet the demands of millions of Egyptians calling for his ouster expired at 5 p.m. (1500 GMT).

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