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Jordan: Prayer held in honour of deceased Morsi in Amman

Jordan, Amman
June 18, 2019 at 22:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens attended a prayer service to honour Egypt's deceased former president Mohamed Morsi in the Islamic Action Front headquarters in Amman on Tuesday.

Head of Islamic Action Front Sheikh Hamza Mansour led the prayers held in absentia for Morsi.

"The whole world dies in this big event. This does not mean killing a man, it is just like killing an ideology and the idea of a nation's revival,” said Head of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Hammam Saeed.

67-year old Morsi passed away after collapsing in the defendant’s cage in a courtroom shortly after speaking, according to Egypt's public prosecutor. A medical report reportedly showed no signs of recent injuries on his body.

Morsi served as the fifth President of Egypt between June 2012 and July 2013, and was then overthrown in a military coup led by current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Morsi was serving a 20-year sentence for a conviction stemming from the killing of protesters during protests in 2012. He was also serving a life sentence on espionage charges.

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Dozens attended a prayer service to honour Egypt's deceased former president Mohamed Morsi in the Islamic Action Front headquarters in Amman on Tuesday.

Head of Islamic Action Front Sheikh Hamza Mansour led the prayers held in absentia for Morsi.

"The whole world dies in this big event. This does not mean killing a man, it is just like killing an ideology and the idea of a nation's revival,” said Head of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood Hammam Saeed.

67-year old Morsi passed away after collapsing in the defendant’s cage in a courtroom shortly after speaking, according to Egypt's public prosecutor. A medical report reportedly showed no signs of recent injuries on his body.

Morsi served as the fifth President of Egypt between June 2012 and July 2013, and was then overthrown in a military coup led by current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Morsi was serving a 20-year sentence for a conviction stemming from the killing of protesters during protests in 2012. He was also serving a life sentence on espionage charges.

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