Prince Moulay Hicham, cousin to King Mohammed VI, has expressed condolences to Mohamed Morsi’s family, the Egyptian people, and “all the free people of the world.”
“He was accused of treason, but the traitors were the ones who usurped the will and sovereignty of the Egyptian people and killed hundreds [of them],” said the prince on his Facebook page.
Moulay Hicham said that Morsi made “political mistakes, but he still embodies democratic legitimacy.”
“Sooner or later, the same legitimacy will be imposed again in Egypt. The case of Morsi the tragedy of all Egyptians demanding democracy and whose fate is torture, disappearances, detention, and exile.”
Several public figures mourned the death of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.
The president was buried today, Tuesday June 18, in Cairo, a day after collapsing and dying in an Egyptian court in Cairo on Monday, June 17.
Today in Istanbul, thousands joined funeral prayers in absentia for Morsi. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attended the prayers.
After the prayer, Erdogan commented on the death of his close ally, saying that he does not believe that Morsi died of natural causes.
“Mohammed Morsi walked to join God during the trial. Whether this was a normal walk, or there were some other conditions involved, this is something to think about,” he said.
“I don’t believe that this was a normal death,” Erdogan added.