Egypt accuses UN of seeking to 'politicise' Morsi's death

Former President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi died Monday while in court. Egyptian authorities said cardiac arrest was the cause of death.
Wednesday 19/06/2019
A man hangs a poster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as people attend symbolic funeral cerenomy on June 18,2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. (AFP)
A man hangs a poster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi as people attend symbolic funeral cerenomy on June 18,2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. (AFP)

Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death in court of the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry."

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez said he condemned "in the strongest terms" the call by the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, for an independent investigation into Morsi's death on Monday.

Hafez said it was a "deliberate attempt to politicise a case of natural death."

Former President and Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi died Monday while in court. Egyptian authorities said cardiac arrest was the cause of death. He was quietly buried early Tuesday in Cairo.

(AFP)