Kidnapped Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi called on authorities to give him access to medical care during a court appearance on Friday.
Morsi, who has been in jail since he was overthrown in a coup in 2013, demanded that he be admitted to a private hospital at his expense to do the necessary medical examinations, reported Arabic media.
The court reportedly refused his request because Morsi had previously refused to sign the prison doctor’s medical report, an allegation Morsi challenged as false.
“My health condition is in critical condition and deteriorating day after day,” Morsi said in court. “I demand a medical examination at my own expense and under the supervision of specialised doctors. I want to be admitted immediately a private hospital,” Morsi added.