Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo

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18 June 2019

Modern Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons said, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Islamist ex-president’s death after six years in jail under the military-backed establishment that ousted him in 2013 was likely to stoke the anger of his supporters in Egypt and abroad.

His Muslim Brotherhood, now banned in Egypt, described it as “full-fledged murder” and called for mass gatherings. Egyptian officials denied accusations that his health had been neglected.

Mursi was laid to rest in Cairo next to other leaders of the Brotherhood, his son Abdullah Mohamed Mursi told.

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