Six-years on from his 13-month stint as Egypt’s president, reaction to the death of Muhammad Mursi shows that regional fault lines are no closer to healing.
Mr Mursi was Egypt’s Muslim-Brotherhood backed president from his election in June 2012 to his overthrow in a coup led by current president Sisi on 3 July 2013. He died early on 17 June after collapsing in court whilst on trial for “espionage” related to suspected links with Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip. Held since his overthrow, and in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, the 67-year-old had already been sentenced to a total of over 45 years. (CONTINUED - 300 WORDS)