Call for an international inquiry into Morsi’s death, whether he had been denied basic medical care while in prison

There should be an international inquiry into the death of former Egyptian President Mohamad Morsi during a court hearing, to investigate whether Egypt’s first democratically elected president in July 2012 after the Arab Spring uprising, had been denied basic medical care while in prison.

The international community should hold the Egyptian government responsible for Morsi’s death if an impartial, thorough and transparent international inquiry establishes that the death was the result of the failure of the authorities to provide necessary medical care to Morsi.

Human Rights Watch has pointed to a report that it had written two years earlier, which described the "cruel and inhumane" treatment Morsi had received in detention.

It detailed "appalling conditions" that led to Morsi losing weight, fainting, and experiencing a diabetic coma.

Amnesty International has also called for an investigation surrounding Morsi's sudden death and the conditions he had faced in prison.

The international human rights inquiry should investigate into various reports over the years that Morsi had been mistreated and tortured in jail, apart from the allegations by Morsi’s son, Ahmad, about the "severe deterioration" of his father's health in prison, which had been “ignored” by the Egyptian authorities.

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri