The communication platforms of the late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, on the second anniversary of his death on June 17, 2019, during his court session. The authorities said at the time that he had suffered a heart attack and died, while Egyptian and international human rights organizations said that his death was the result of deliberate medical negligence and denial of health care.
The late is considered the first democratically elected civilian president in the history of Egypt, as he took over the rule of the country after the first presidential elections in the wake of the January 25, 2011 revolution, and his rule did not last more than one year, when he was overthrown by a military coup in 2013 on the pretext of responding to popular protests.
my country and if it Opressed me is dear to me
The pioneers of the communication sites circulated the most prominent sayings of the late president, especially the words of his last speech before the coup, “so that our children know that their fathers and grandfathers were men, who do not accept oppression and never accept the opinion of corrupt people, and they never give the world to their homeland, legitimacy or religion.”
They also circulated his words about the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, on the platform of the United Nations General Assembly, and his defense of Gaza in the face of the Israeli bombing, and the verse “My country and if it neighbors me is dear. On the day of his death, his lawyer told Anadolu Agency.
A number of activists and politicians also published various positions of the late president, which demonstrated the cleanliness of his hand, tongue and heart, his dedication to serving his nation, and his steadfastness on the truth in all his positions, which led to his disposal in this way, including a number of his former opponents.
A long academic and political career
President Morsi was born in August 1951 in Sharkia Governorate. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cairo University in 1975 and then obtained a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in the United States.
Politically, Morsi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a member of parliament since 2000 and a spokesman for the group’s parliamentary bloc in the People’s Assembly. He was also a co-founder of the National Front for Change in 2004. Two years later, he was arrested while participating in a demonstration in support of the independence movement for judges.
A few months later, Dr. Morsi was released, but he was arrested again a few days after the January 25 revolution, and was imprisoned in Wadi al-Natrun prison before being released due to the lawlessness that the country experienced at the time.
In light of the window of freedom that appeared in Egypt, he was elected head of the Freedom and Justice Party, which was established after the revolution as the political arm of the group, before running for the presidential elections and winning the position of President of the Republic, in June 2012, at the expense of Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under the president. Deposed (the late) Hosni Mubarak.
After the July coup, the country’s first elected president remained imprisoned in a solitary cell and denied visitation for 6 years, until his death in the courtroom of a heart attack at the age of 68.