Morsi’s Death Is yet Another Sombre Milestone in Egypt’s Transition

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies

Author(s): Lucia Ardovini

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Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, collapsed and died on June 17th after addressing a state court during his trial for espionage charges. The ex-president and senior-figure of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood had been held in solitary confinement since his removal by a military-led coup d’etat in July 2013, and routinely denied access to medical care, family visits, and legal advice. It is quite likely that the real details as to what actually happened will never be known, given Egypt’s tight restrictions on media outlets, but Morsi’s death has already casted a long shadow over the country.

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