Last Updated: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:36 am (KSA) 08:36 am (GMT)

Egypt’s court to hear Mursi’s mental health case: report

President Mohammed Mursi suffered from a tumor which was located in the membrane lining of his skull. (AFP)
President Mohammed Mursi suffered from a tumor which was located in the membrane lining of his skull. (AFP)

A lawsuit demanding verification of President Mohammed Mursi’s mental health will be heard by a Cairo court on Tuesday, an Egyptian daily reported.

Egypt’s State Council Administrative Court will hear the case, filed by lawyer Hatem Fathi Farhat, who demanded that Mursi undergo a medical examination to determine if the medications he takes affect his mental state, Egypt’s Independent reported.

Privately owned al-Fajr newspaper reported on June 13 that Mursi had undergone surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2008 and has suffered from epileptic seizures ever since.

The report was denied by Mursi’s campaign at the time, then later it stated that the tumor was located in the membrane lining of Mursi’s skull, not in the brain, and the surgery revealed it to be benign, the newspaper report said.

Farhat mentioned in the lawsuit that in order for Mursi to serve as president, he must keep a vigilant state of mind and protect his reputation.

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