Court hears how Egypt’s ex-president Morsi was buried

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Egypt’s former President, Mohammed Morsi was buried at dawn in eastern Cairo, his lawyer and family said on Tuesday.

A member of his defence team, Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud, told dpa that only 10 of Morsi’s family members, including his sons, wife and three brothers, were allowed to attend the burial.

The burial took place under heavy security.

He said an autopsy was carried out on the body to determine the cause of death.

Morsi’s two sons, Abdullah and Ahmed, had said on Twitter that their father was buried near Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leaders in eastern Cairo’s Nasr City district.

They said Egyptian authorities had refused to allow their father to be buried at the family’s cemetery in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya.

“We washed his noble body at the hospital of Torah prison and read the prayers for him inside the mosque of the prison. The burial took place at the grave of Muslim Brotherhood guides in Nasr city,” they added in a tweet last month.

Morsi, who hails from the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, became Egypt’s first democratically elected leader in 2012 before being deposed in a military coup the following year.

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