Former Egyptian Ministers request UN investigate circumstances of Morsi’s death

June 27, 2019

Former Egyptian Minister of Investment Yahia Hamed and former Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Amr Darraj have submitted an official request to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) in Switzerland to investigate the circumstances of former President Mohamed Morsi’s death.

In a joint press statement Hamed and Darraj said that they contacted the Office of the Commissioner through an international law firm to request an impartial and transparent, international investigation into Morsi’s death, citing their lack of confidence in official Egyptian reports that his death was due to a heart attack.

As evidence they pointed to the existence of reports which raised suspicion over the death of the late Egyptian President. The statement confirmed the Egyptian regime’s systematic targeting of Morsi, which caused his death directly.

In March 2018, an independent commission was established to review the conditions of Morsi’s detention, headed by British MP Crispin Blunt, along with members of various parties and senior lawyers.

The committee was prevented from visiting Morsi in prison, or communicating with him directly, but said that it was reviewing the evidence and conducting a medical evaluation.

In its final report the committee concluded that Mohamed Morsi was not receiving adequate medical care, in particular treatment for his diabetes and liver disease. It stressed that the result of such inappropriate care was likely to result in the rapid deterioration of his health, which could lead to his premature death.

Former President Mohamed Morsi died on Monday June 17 during a court session in which he was accused of colluding with the Palestinian Hamas movement.