The sudden death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has shocked the whole Muslim community. People are mourning over his death during the court session on Monday. He was Egypt’s first democratically elected President.
Here is the world’s reaction over his sudden death.
UN Rights Office
UN Rights Office wants a clear and detailed investigation of the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. It wants a “prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation” into Morsi’s death.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences over the death of Morsi. He has prayed for his departed soul in these words,
“May Allah have mercy on our brother, our martyr Morsi.”
“History will never forget those tyrants who led to his death by putting him in jail and threatening him with execution,” he further stated.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani offered his condolences to the bereaved family of Morsi.
He shared his sorrow and concerns in a tweet stating that,
“We received with great sorrow the news of the sudden death of former president Dr. Mohamed Morsi. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and Egyptian people. We belong to God and to him we shall return.”
تلقينا ببالغ الأسى نبأ الوفاة المفاجئة للرئيس السابق الدكتور محمد مرسي .. أتقدم إلى عائلته وإلى الشعب المصري الشقيق بخالص العزاء.. إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
— تميم بن حمد (@TamimBinHamad) June 17, 2019
Morsi was a big name in the Muslim Countries including Pakistan. Muslims are showing concerns and condolence on losing a true hero.
Pakistan’s religious group Jamaat-e-Islami said that the “Muslim world has lost a true hero”.
Chief Senator of Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq wrote on his twitter handle, “Morsi stood tall in the face of all pressures aimed at forcing him to withdraw his struggle for fundamental rights of the people of Egypt and his support to Palestine.”
Pakistan’s human rights minister, Shireen Mazari, also shared her concerns and grief on Twitter,
“Indeed — sad news. What hope there was and how tragically it all ended. RIP,” Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former interior minister, Ahsan Iqbal, also paid condolence stating that the name of Morsi would be remembered in the history.
First democratically elected President of Egypt Mohammad Morsi will be remembered in history for his courage and dignity in the captivity. May Allah Bless his soul Ameen! https://t.co/DNzpalKsIx
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) June 17, 2019
Maryam Nawaz Sharif also expressed similar feelings.
Egypt’s 1st democratically elected President, charged with ‘espionage’, ’leaking state secrets’& ’insulting the judiciary’. Charges every elected representative faces before being thrown out. It is how you’re remembered & honoured by history& posterity that matters. You win. RIP. https://t.co/DQNcO5VPRI
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) June 17, 2019
Mohammad Sarwar, the governor of Punjab province took to his twitter handle and wrote,
“I am deeply saddened at the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. He was not granted the right to fair trial & faced political victimization by the military regime. The international community, especially the Islamic world, must raise voice against it,”
I am deeply saddened at death of former Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi. He was not granted right to fair trial & faced political victimisation by military regime. International community, especially Islamic world, must raise voice against it.
— Mohammad Sarwar (@ChMSarwar) June 17, 2019
Mohammed Sudan who is a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in London has expressed his sympathies and condolences for Morsi’s family. According to him the death of Morsi is “premeditated murder”.
He further mentioned that “I offer my condolences to all of my brothers who walked the path with him. I offer my condolences to the Egyptian people.”
Human Rights Watch
Amr Magdi, who is a Middle East researcher at Human Rights Watch says his death “should bring attention to the state of thousands of prisoners in Egypt’s prisons.”
“We believe that President Morsi’s isolation and ill treatment might actually amount to torture according to the UN convention against torture,” Magi further stated.
Whether ppl supported or opposed #Morsy, here are the facts:
1- He was kept in isolation for 6 years. Treatment amounts to torture according to international law.
2- He was deprived from sufficient medical treatment.
3- He was not offered a fair trial in any of his charges. pic.twitter.com/Q22cmiwaSj
— Amr Magdi (@ganobi) June 17, 2019
Malaysia’s foreign ministry Saifuddin Abdullah said “During his tenure as president, Mr. Morsi showed courage and moral fortitude in his attempt to lead Egypt away from decades of authoritarian rule and establish true democracy there”.