Tuesday 18 June 2019 / 4:30 PM Fabian Hamilton / Foreign Policy

Mohammed Morsi’s death should be subject to a transparent and open investigation – Fabian Hamilton

Fabian Hamilton MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, commenting on the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, said:

“Mohammed Morsi’s death should be subject to a transparent and open investigation.

“Anybody found responsible for the death of a previously elected head of state must be held accountable and brought to justice. It is unacceptable that the British government and the Foreign Secretary haven’t pressed the Egyptian authorities to fully investigate his death. Meanwhile, successive Conservative governments continue to welcome President Sisi with open arms, despite his extremely poor human rights record. Tens of thousands of political prisoners continue to languish in Egyptian prisons, often in appalling conditions.

“Labour urges the Foreign Secretary to call upon the Egyptian government to work closely with the United Nations establishing the circumstances surrounding Morsi’s sudden and unexpected death.”