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Egypt's ex-President Mohamed Morsi buried in Cairo

Baku, June 18, AZERTAC

Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in the capital, Cairo, according to authorities.

Former President Mohamed Morsi was buried on Tuesday in eastern Cairo.

The public prosecutor said the 67-year-old collapsed in a defendants' cage in the courtroom and was pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50pm local time (02:50 GMT) on Monday. A medical report showed no apparent recent injuries on his body, the prosecutor said.

Morsi served just one year of a four-year term, while the organisation to which he belonged, the Muslim Brotherhood, has since been outlawed.

There have been various reports over the years that Morsi had been mistreated and tortured in jail, with activists saying on Monday his death should be seen in context of the Egyptian authorities' systematic isolation and mistreatment of political detainees.

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