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Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

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18th June, 2019 11:47:57 printer

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

 

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a glass cage of a Cairo courtroom, a member of his defense team said.

Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in the mosque of Cairo's Tora prison, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city's western district of Nasr City, said Abdul-Moneim Abdel-Maqsoud, a member of Morsi's defense team.

Morsi's son, Ahmed, said security agencies refused to allow Morsi to be buried at the family's cemetery in his hometown in Sharqia province.

Morsi, 67, hailed from Egypt's largest Islamist group, the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and was elected president in 2012 in the country's first free elections following the ouster the year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.


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