18 June 2019, Tue, 10:00

Dr. Mohammed Morsi mysteriously dies inside Egyptian court; Jamaat Ameer and Secretary General express condolences

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Maqbul Ahmad and its Secretary General Dr. Shafiqur Rahman have jointly issued the following statement on 18 June 2019 expressing deep condolence at the mysterious death of Dr. Mohammed Morsi, the first ever democratically elected President of Egypt.

“We are deeply saddened and shocked as Egypt’s first ever democratically elected president Dr. Mohammed Morsi died mysteriously in a court room on Monday. We are suffering pain like losing our fellow brother.

The entire Muslim world are extremely saddened and distressed due to demise of Dr. Morsi. The Military chief General Abdel Fattah El Sisi had unlawfully dethroned Dr. Morsi following a military coup in 2013. Since then, Dr. Morsi has been kept behind the bar for last 6 years in connection with some false cases unjustifiably. By such imprisonment, he was pushed towards death gradually. The ruling military authority of Egypt also carried out unprecedented repression and torture against the Egyptian citizens, particularly against the leaders and activists of Muslim Brotherhood. Hundreds of thousands of Brotherhood members are imprisoned now. General Sisi has sent democracy, rule of law and voting rights of the people into exile and turned the entire nation into a major prison cell. No one is secured over there. Dr. Morsi has died pathetically inside the trial room as his access to receive medical treatment was denied repeatedly. This incident is the worst example of the repression, which is being continued by the authoritarian regime in Egypt.

Dr. Morsi has made this sacrifice for the establishment of Islamic ideology and justice and it will be remembered by the world Muslim communities and freedom seeking people across the globe.

May Allah accept all the noble and benevolent deeds of Dr. Mohammed Morsi. We are extending our deep sympathy and empathy to his mournful families, his partymen, and the sorrowful people of Egypt. May Allah bless them with patience to overcome this unbearable shock.