UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president’s death

The UN has called for an independent investigation into the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

The 67-year-old died after he collapsed during a court appearance on Monday, BBC reports.

Morsi was Egypt’s first democratically elected president but had been in custody since his removal by the military in 2013.

His family have long raised concerns over his treatment in prison and say that the authorities refused a request for him to be buried in his home town.

Instead the former leader was laid to rest in eastern Cairo early on Tuesday morning under reportedly tight security.

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