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Egypt faces pressure over death during trial of ousted leader

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 18, 2019 11:23

Egypt faces pressure over death during trial of ousted leader

Egyptian authorities are under pressure after former President Mohammed Morsi collapsed in court and died. Morsi, who was 67, had been in custody since his removal from office in 2013. Amnesty International has called for “an impartial, thorough and transparent investigation” into his death, the authorities say from a heart attack.

His family and activists had raised concerns about his health and the conditions in which he was held, much of the time in solitary confinement. Reports say he was buried near Cairo in the early hours of today morning, with several members of his family present.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor June 18, 2019 11:23