According to its Twitter account, the UK-based Morsi Foundation for Democracy recently announced its launch on the anniversary of the death of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The Foundation is described in Arabic as:
…an international non-profit civil society organization, perpetuating the name of President Mohamed #Morsi and promoting freedom, democracy, justice and human rights.
According to the Foundation’s website, its head office is in London with another branch in Washington and more branches on the way in Turkey, Italy, France, Indonesia, and Malaysia. The Morsi Foundation for Democracy is a UK registered company with five officers:
- Maha Azzam-Nusseibeh (Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council and former Associate Fellow at UK’s Chatham House)
- Ahmed Morsy El-Aiat (Mohammed Morsi’s elder son)
- Al-Shimaa Morsy El-Aiat (Mohammed Morsi’s daughter)
- Mohamed Gamal Elsaid Helal (Egyptian journalist described in Arab media as a “Muslim Brotherhood Presenter”)
- Osama Khalefa (journalist)
Mohammed Morsi. was an Egyptian politician and engineer who served as the fifth President of Egypt from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed him from office in a coup d’état after protests in June. Morsi had earlier led the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party from 2011 to 2012. The defendant in many trials subsequent to his removal. Morsi was sentenced to death in 2015 in connection with a 2011 prison break out during which hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members escaped four jails in Cairo as armed gangs took advantage of the chaos of the Arab Spring. His death sentence was overturned in November 2016 and a retrial ordered. Morsi died during a trial on 17 June 2019 amid claims that he was being denied appropriate medical care while in custody.
In June 2012, the Egypt Independent published a revealing profile of Mohamed Morsi.
For a compendium of the extremist statements made by Morsi, go here.