Egyptian former President Mohamed Mursi, who was collapsed in a courtroom, during trial of ongoing cases, was buried in a small family ceremony in eastern Cairo on Tuesday (June 18). As per ports, he suffered a fatal heart attack in court.
Morsi collapsed moments after addressing the court in Cairo over charges of espionage related to suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which had close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. He spoke for some five minutes from a soundproof glass cage which officials said was designed to prevent him from disrupting proceedings.
The first democratically-elected head-of-state in Egypt’s modern history, who was deposed by the army in 2013, was laid to rest in Cairo next to the graves of other leaders of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, Abdullah Mohamed Morsi told Reuters. The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a “full-fledged murder”. Activists and his family had long said Morsi was not receiving treatment for serious health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and was constantly being held in solitary confinement.
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17 November, 2019