Former Egyptian president Morsi buried in Cairo

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Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has been buried hours after he collapsed in court on Monday and died shortly after.

His son, Ahmed Morsi, announced this on his Facebook page on Tuesday, adding that he was buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo.

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 the burial was at the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guides,” Ahmed wrote.

Authorities and medical sources have said Morsi died from a heart attack.

He collapsed while on trial on espionage charges in a Cairo court.

Morsi, who was 67, 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 deposed in July 2013 following mass protests and a military coup led by Egypt’s current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after which he was immediately arrested. He had been in custody since then.

 




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