UN Experts: ‘Brutal’ Prison Killed Egyptian Ex-President

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    FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 8, 2014, Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt.(AP Photo/Tarek el-Gabbas, File)

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) – U.N. rights experts say Egypt’s ex-President Mohammed Morsi endured “brutal” prison conditions that contributed to his death in custody.

    They also warn that thousands more prisoners are “at severe risk” from “gross violations” in Egyptian prisons. Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was from the Islamist, now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was ousted by the military in 2013, after protests. He’d been jailed for six years until his death in a Cairo court while on trial.

    Friday’s statement by The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the experts concluded that conditions Morsi endured “could amount to a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing.”

    They say he was in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, denied medical care, lost vision in one eye and suffered recurrent diabetic comas.

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    5 COMMENTS

    1. The liberals hate al sisi . They call him a despot and demand democracy . Of course he is tough on free journalism too. But the dummies feel to see why it’s needed . Democracy doesn’t work with Muslims . They chose terrorists over democracy when given the
      choice . They did that in Egypt and they did that in Gaza and Syria . They need a secular dictatorship leader like al sisi who will keep the country from falling into rouge loud terrorists. To an extent pure democracy doesn’t work well anywhere even the USA . But for Muslims it’s far worse . It’s mind boggling how stupid liberals are

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