Morsi was deposed in a 2013 military coup carried out by current President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi following a year in power [File: Ahmed Omar/AP]

An independent panel of United Nations experts has said the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi in June could amount to “a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing”.

“Morsi was held in conditions that can only be described as brutal, particularly during his five-year detention in the Tora prison complex,” a statement from the office of the UN high commissioner for human rights said.

More:

His death “after enduring those conditions could amount to a state-sanctioned arbitrary killing”, the statement added.

Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died on June 17 while standing trial for charges that he and legal observers said were politically motivated.

Read More At Article Source | Article Attribution