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Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has
been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo,
his son, Ahmed Mursi, said on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
The burial was attended by members
of the family in Cairo’s Nasr City after authorities refused burial in Mursi’s
home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta, Ahmed Mursi said.
“We washed his noble body at Tora
prison hospital, read prayers for him at the prison hospital … and the burial
was at the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guides,” Ahmed wrote.
Mursi died on Monday from a heart
attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges,
authorities and a medical source said. He was 67.
Mursi, a top figure in the
now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the
military in 2013 after barely a year in power, following mass protests against
His death is likely to pile
international pressure on the Egyptian government over its human rights record,
especially conditions in prisons where thousands of Islamists and secular
activists are held.