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UN and rights groups denounce Egypt's abuse of Morsi

The Arab Daily News
19 Jun 2019, 04:37 GMT+10

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The United Nations Human Rights joins in denouncing the abuse of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who died in Egyptian custody after being held in solitary confinement for years following the military coup. Morsi had brought on his own troubles by seeking to amend the Egyptian Constitution to impose Sharia Law and give his Muslim Brotherhood more powers.

Morsi served as the fifth President of Egypt, and the first to be elected through a Democratic voting process, from June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2013 when he was overthrown in a coup led by Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who orchestrated the military coup that took Morsi down.

The US Counciol on Muslim Organizations (USCMO) based in Washington D.C. also issued a statement denouncing the government of Egypt for their abuse of Morsi, who died on June 17, 2019 while in Egyptian custody.

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi who was murdered by oppressive policies and a denial of healthcare by the Egyptian Government of Abdel Fattah al-Sissi. Photo courtesy of the USMCO

Despite Morsi's attempts to thwart the Egyptian Democratic System to reinforce controls by the Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi was abused ands mistreated by Al-Assisi in much th esame way that former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak was toppled ands jailed and abused under Morsi's government.

Egypt continues to siurvive in turmoil and an absence of true Democracy, challenged byt the extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood, and the tyrants like al-Sissi.

Here are statements from the UN Human Rights, and from USCMO:

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