Egypt’s ex-President Mohamed Morsi buried in Cairo

Cairo, June 18 : Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi was buried on Tuesday in eastern Cairo.Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died.
The burial was attended by members of the family in Cairo’s Madinat Nasr after authorities refused to grant permission for a burial in Morsi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta.

The 67-year-old Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate swept to power, after protests ended Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade rule in the Arab spring.He had a long history of health issues, including suffering from diabetes, as well as liver and kidney disease.

Morsi, who was facing at least six trials, was serving a 20-year prison sentence for a conviction arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. He was also serving a life sentence for espionage in a case related to the Gulf state of Qatar.

He addressed the court over charges of espionage over suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which had close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

He spoke for some five minutes and was pronounced dead in hospital at 16:50 local time (14:50 GMT) .

The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a “full-fledged murder”.

Activists and his family  have slammed Egyptian authorities over Morsi’s death, accusing them of failing to provide the former president with adequate medical care in prison.

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