Amnesty International urges fair Egyptian inquiry into Mursi’s death

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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.

It also 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 family cemetery

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.

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