On April 23, 2016, ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, sits inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt. Human Rights Watch had documented that the Egyptian government isolated Morsy for years and showed complete contempt for his rights as a prisoner. The United Nations Human Rights Council, whose next session begins on June 24, should establish an investigation into ongoing gross violations of human rights in Egypt, including widespread ill-treatment in prisons and Morsy’s death. Morsy’s family told Human Rights Watch that they were able to see him in prison only three times in the ensuing six years. Human Rights Watch concluded that the proceedings against Morsy failed to meet basic measures of due process and appeared to be politically motivated.
Source: Egypt Independent June 18, 2019 00:33 UTC