The United Nations has declared that the death of former Egyptian President, Mohammed Morsi, who died in prison last June could amount to “a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing.”
“Morsi was held in conditions that can only be described as brutal, particularly during his five-year detention in the Tora prison complex,” a statement from the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights said.
“His death after enduring those conditions could amount to state-sanctioned arbitrary killing,” the statement added.
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Morsi, who belonged to the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown in a 2013 military coup led by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi following a year in power.
The former Egyptian leader died while still standing trial for charges legal observers said were politically motivated.
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