TDN World Desk: A new report encouraged the UN to launch an independent investigation into the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, who was ousted in a 2013 military coup and died this June in the middle of a trial, reported Turkey based Anadolu Agency.
The report, published on Wednesday and compiled by Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers at the request of Morsi’s family and the Egyptian Revolutionary Council, “looked into the circumstances surrounding the former President’s arrest, trial and subsequent death in custody.”
Toby Cadman, a co-founder and head of Guernica 37, said Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial executions, has been forwarded a copy of the report and he will meet her within the next two weeks to discuss all the steps the UN can take.
Earlier this November UN expressed concern stating that the death of Mohamed Morsi was an ‘arbitrary killing’.
Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died on June 17 while standing trial for charges that he and legal observers said were politically motivated.