After decades of repression under Egyptian autocrats, the Brotherhood won a parliamentary election after a popular uprising toppled Mubarak and his military-backed establishment in 2011. But the euphoria that greeted the end of an era of presidents who ruled like pharaohs did not last long. Mursi had been in court for a hearing on charges of espionage emanating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which had close ties to the Brotherhood. “We had put in several requests for treatment, some were accepted and others were not,” the lawyer, Abdel-Menem Abdel-Maqsood, told Reuters. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan mourned his fellow Islamist as a martyr.
Source: bd News24 June 17, 2019 17:37 UTC