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Mohamed Morsi’s death in prison exposes West’s ‘insincerity’ towards democracy, human rights, analysts say
    West's silence on Morsi's death bares its ‘lies’

08:57 22 June 2019 Author :  

The silence of the West in the face of the death of Egypt's first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi shows how they are “insincere” in its so-called democracy and pro-human rights attitudes, analysts said.

"The silence of the West in the face of Morsi's inhumane detention in prison and death exposed its lies of democracy and humanity that first emerged during the Arab Spring," said a Yemen-based analyst Nabil al-Bakiri.

"The West's attitude towards Morsi's death is a clear indicative of the 'human rights lie' that it [the West] proposes to meet its illegal interests," Bakiri said.

During the last eight years after the Arab Spring, Bakiri said, there have been crimes against humanity in many Arab countries, none of which have drawn the attention of the West.

“This reveals the West has nothing to do with the discourse of democracy and human rights,” he added.

'Democracy a tool for West'

Cahit Tuz, an expert on the Middle East affairs, described the international community's attitude towards Morsi's death as "shameful".

"This attitude of the West is not a surprise [...] If the incoming manager acts in their best interests, they support him even if he is not humane," he said.

Morsi was a patriot who wanted to contribute to the development of Egypt, which makes him an “inappropriate ruler” for the West's interests, Tuz said, adding: "That’s why the West was silent to the coup against Morsi."

"Massacres were committed against the Egyptian people in the 21st century. They [the West] wanted to have someone in line with their policies. The West is the partner in the crimes that Sisi has committed," he added.

'Embarrassing Stain'

The death of the Egypt's first democratically elected president in prison and the West’s “unresponsive attitude to this situation is an embarrassing stain on humanity,” said Hussein Bakir, a Lebanese writer.

"Morsi's being pushed to death is a dangerous indicator of the nature of the Egyptian regime and where things can go in the future," Bakir said.

"The Sisi administration understands this silent attitude of the West a green light to continue its persecution," he added.

A leading member of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had won the country’s first free presidential election in 2012.

After only one year in office, he was ousted and imprisoned in a bloody military coup led by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi -- Egypt's then defense minister and commander of the armed forces, and current president.

At the time of his death, Morsi faced a host of legal charges, which he along with numerous human rights groups and independent observers said were politically motivated./aa

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