Mohamed Morsi

Mohamed Morsi's death “is an outrage and disgrace,” says Maldives ex-president

  • The former Egyptian president died on Monday, at the age of 67, after collapsing during a court appearance
  • Morsi should never have been in prison, nor deposed in a coup: Nasheed
  • Human rights bodies have called for a credible investigation into his death

Aishath Shaany
Shaaknee

K. Male' 2019 Jun 19 | Wed 15:17 2,465 local

The former Egyptian president died on Monday, at the age of 67 - Getty Images

The death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi “is an outrage and disgrace,” says former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Nasheed said this via Twitter on Tuesday, adding that Morsi “should never have been in prison, nor deposed in a coup.”

“The international community should never have acknowledged the post-coup regime,” added the former president.

~ Mohamed Nasheed via Twitter

The former Egyptian president died on Monday, at the age of 67, after collapsing during a court appearance.

He was the country’s first democratically elected president, and had been in jail since he was toppled by the military in 2013 after being in power for barely a year.

Rights bodies, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have called for a credible investigation into Morsi's death.

Human Rights Watch called Morsi's death "terrible but entirely predictable", given the government's failure to allow him adequate medical care.

In addition, the United Nations human rights office has called for a "prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation" into his death, highlighting concerns raised regarding “the conditions of [Morsi’s] detention, including access to adequate medical care, as well as sufficient access to lawyers and family.”

There has been no official statement from the Egyptian presidency or the country’s current military ruler Abdel Fattah el Sisi, regarding Morsi's death.

Last updated at: 3 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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