His death while in the custody of an oppressive regime which seized power by a bloody coup, reflects once again the death of democracy in Egypt. Dr Morsi who was suffering from a medical condition, was unjustly held in solitary confinement, denied proper medical facilities and prevented from family visitations. In the six years he was being imprisoned, his family was only allowed to see him once. The charges against him laid by the Egyptian prosecutors were spurious, absurd and a testimony of the shambles of the Egyptian justice system and corrupt governance.
Dr Morsi’s death while imprisoned symbolizes the suppression of the voice and conscience of the people, laying bare the humiliation and self contempt of Egyptians and Arabs in general who succumb to live under the most brutal regimes and abhorrently corrupt dictators. Mediocre rulers and despicable despots who assume to rule for life, who frantically stifle and repress anything resembling freedom, social justice and equality.
Arab leaders and the West are wholly to blame for this grave injustice for supporting the illegitimate coup of 2013, giving the regime tacit support and latitude to continue to carry out brutal oppression until today.
We urge the release of all political prisoners immediately and medical treatment provided without delay. For far too long Egypt has incarcerated and mistreated its best sons and daughters in the dark dungeons of its notorious prisons instead of harvesting their talents and actualizing their potential in enabling reform and rebuilding this great nation.
Dr Morsi has given his life for Egypt.
May Allah have mercy on his soul.
AHMAD AZAM AB RAHMAN
Movement for An Informed Society Malaysia (WADAH)