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Morsi's death marks the demise of Egyptian democracy too

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18.06.2019

Mohamed Morsi's death was utterly predictable, truly outrageous and, in my view, arguably a case of murder.

To me, when you die in a dictator's prison – even if you are not Egypt's only elected president – then you are in some sense, murdered. It doesn't matter if it's the solitary confinement, the lack of medical treatment or the isolation. It is of no relevance that the court is unfair, the charges frivolous, the sentence mortifying. A prisoner residing in such circumstances awaits death every day, unless the gates open, which they were never going to do for President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt.

I use his official title because a president overthrown in a military coup remains an elected president. Just as the man who staged the coup must now also be called President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi. The first title represents honour. The second title represents reality.

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Morsi won the second round of his presidential vote with just over 51 per cent. Sisi last year scored........

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