UN consultants: ‘Brutal’ jail killed Egyptian ex-president – Africa

UN consultants: ‘Brutal’ jail killed Egyptian ex-president

CAIRO — U.N. rights consultants say Egypt’s ex-President Mohammed Morsi endured “brutal” jail circumstances that contributed to his demise in custody.

In addition they warn that hundreds extra prisoners are “at extreme threat” from “gross violations” in Egyptian prisons.       Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was from the Islamist, now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. He was ousted by the navy in 2013, after protests. He’d been jailed for six years till his demise in a Cairo court docket whereas on trial.

Friday’s assertion by The Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights says the consultants concluded that circumstances Morsi endured “might quantity to a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing.”

They are saying he was in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, denied medical care, misplaced imaginative and prescient in a single eye and suffered recurrent diabetic comas.