Cairo (QNN)- Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his collapse and death inside a glass cage of a Cairo courtroom, his son said.
Morsi’s family, including his imprisoned son Usama, attended funeral prayers, followed by the burial at a cemetery in the city’s western district of Nasr City after authorities refused to grant permission for a burial in Morsi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta, Ahmad Morsi said.
“We washed his noble body at Tora prison hospital, read prayers for him at the prison hospital … and the burial was at the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guides,” Ahmed wrote.
Morsi, who was a leading figure in the Brotherhood, became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
He was deposed in July 2013 following mass protests and a military coup led by Egypt’s current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after which he was immediately arrested. He had been in detention ever since.