Former Egyptian President, Morsi Who Slumped While On Trial Buried Today

Paying Social Media Jobs
Former Egyptian President, Morsi Who Slumped While On Trial Buried Today
Former Egyptian President, Morsi Who Slumped While On Trial Buried Today
Social sharing

CAIRO (9News Nigeria) – Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, said 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 Mursi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta, Ahmed Mursi said.

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

“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.

Mursi died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical source said. He was 67.

Mursi, a top figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013 after barely a year in power, following mass protests against his rule.

Al-Wafaa Wa al-Amal cemetery in Cairo where Morsi was buried [Khaled Elfiqi/EPA] 

His death is likely to pile international pressure on the Egyptian government over its human rights record, especially conditions in prisons where thousands of Islamists and secular activists are held.

Reporting By Ali Abdelaty, writing by Sami Aboudi – Reuters


READ ALSO  Rescue ship carrying migrants reaches Italy after deadly week in Mediterranean
About 9News Nigeria 9325 Articles
9News Nigeria is Nigeria's favourite news source.For Authentic, Unbiased News on Politics, Business, Sports, Technology, Entertainment and Lifestyles, Health, Nollywood, Crime and Investigations, Family and Relationships, Inspirations .. and much more.For Latest News from Africa and around the world, 9News Nigeria is your best source. WhatsApp +2348115805632 Email: info@9newsng.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/9NewsNG | Twitter/Instagram: @9newsng

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs
Paying Social Media Jobs