Egypt’s Ex-president Morsi Buried In Cairo

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Egypt former President Mohamed Morsi was buried on Tuesday in eastern Cairo, one of his lawyers told AFP news agency, a day after he collapsed in court and died shortly after.

“He was buried in Medinat Nasr, in eastern Cairo, with his family present. The funeral prayer was said in Tora prison hospital” where he was declared dead on Monday, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud said.

Morsi, who was a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood group, became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

He was then deposed in July 2013 following mass protests and a military coup led by Egypt’s current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and was immediately arrested. He had been in detention ever since.

The Brotherhood, which has since been outlawed, said Morsi’s death was a “full-fledged murder” and called on Egyptians to gather for a mass funeral.


Security officials stood guard outside the cemetery were Morsi was reportedly buried [Khaled Elfiqi/EPA]

Morsi, however, was buried by his family early on Tuesday at the Medinat Nasr cemetery, according to his lawyer.

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