Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi dies in prison

Jun 18,2019

Egyptian suppressive authorities did not hand over his body to his family, but forced them to wash him and bury him secretly.

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by current bloody President abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, died from a sudden heart attack during a court session, a medical source.

The source said Morsi, who was suffering from a benign tumour, had continuous medical attention; however, the fact that he was denied medical care, food and medicine.

Renown international rights groups have reported and proved that Morsi along with all the other political prisoners are denied food, medicine and healthcare and family visitations.

During the six-year isolation in prison, his family had visited him only three times and all the times they reported deteriorated health condition.

Morsi’s son, Abdullah Mohamed Morsi, said that the family had not been contacted about the details of the burial and were only communicating through their lawyers.

Abdullah said earlier that authorities were refusing to allow Morsi to be laid to rest in the family burial grounds in his native Nile Delta province of Sharqiya.

“We know nothing about him and no one is in touch with us, and we don’t know if we are going to wash him or say a prayer to him or not,” he said.

In the early morning, Morsi was buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Morsi, wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.

The burial was attended by members of the family in Cairo’s Nasr City after authorities refused burial in Morsi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta, Ahmed Morsi said.

“We washed his noble body at Tora prison hospital, read prayers for him at the prison hospital … and he was buried at the burial of the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guides,” Ahmed wrote.

It is worth noting that Morsi was the first-ever freely elected Egyptian president, but the Egyptian army, which is run by the US and Israel, ousted him.