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Amnesty International urged Egyptian
authorities on Monday to investigate the death of former Islamist president
Mohamed Mursi, who died suddenly aged 67 after collapsing in court in Cairo
during a trial.
“We call on Egyptian authorities to
conduct an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation into the
circumstances of Mursi’s death, including his solitary confinement and
isolation from the outside world,” Amnesty tweeted in Arabic.
called for an investigation into the medical care Mursi was receiving, and for
anyone found responsible for mistreatment to be held accountable. Egyptian authorities refuse Mursi’s burial in
Egyptian authorities have refused to
allow President Mohamed Mursi to be buried at his family’s cemetery, his son
Abdullah Mohamed Mursi told Reuters on Monday.
The son said that Mursi’s family did
not know the location of his body and that their only contact with the
authorities was through the family’s lawyers.