Former Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi was murdered?
TEHRAN (FNA)- Egypt's first democratically-elected president Mohammad Morsi was threatened by Egyptian officials days before he died, according to a report.
Morsi was pressured to surrender his legitimacy as the elected president of Egypt and bow down to the regime of Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, but he rejected, Middle East Eye (MEE) claimed.
Morsi was told to disband the Muslim Brotherhood or "face the consequences", the MEE said in the report.
He refused to talk about closing down the Muslim Brotherhood, stating that he "is not the leader of the movement".
Morsi dismissed the threat and he was dead after a couple of days.
Morsi has been in prison undergoing multiple trials ever since the military ousted him in July 2013 and launched a massive crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. The session was part of a retrial, being held inside Cairo's Tura Prison, on charges of espionage with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas.
The Muslim Brotherhood has accused Egyptian authorities of being responsible for Morsi's "deliberate slow death".
The Egyptian authorities "put him in solitary confinement... they withheld medication and gave him disgusting food... they did not give him the most basic human rights", the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party announced in a statement published on its website.
Senior Muslim Brotherhood official Amr Darrag called for an international expert team to examine Morsi's body.
Amnesty International also called for a fair, transparent and comprehensive Egyptian investigation into Morsi's death.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, calling Morsi a "martyr", extended condolences to his family and the Egyptian people.
"Unfortunately, the incident took place in the court room. I first of all I wish God's mercy for our martyred brother Morsi," he said.
"The West has always been silent in the face of these executions by el-Sissi. The EU member states forbidding execution unfortunately accepted an invitation by this murderer Sissi to attend a meeting in Egypt," he added, criticizing the EU for being "hypocrites" and calling Sissi a "tyrant" who took power in a "coup" and trampled on democracy.