Statement by the Public Prosecutor
Monday، 17 June 2019 - 08:30 PM
The Public Prosecution has been notified today, Monday 17th June 2019, of the death of Mohammed Morsi Al-Ayyat as he was attending a court session relating to criminal case no. 56458/2013 of Nasr City 1st Precinct. During the session and following the defense of the 2nd and 3rd defendants, the deceased demanded to speak. The court allowed him to do so and he spoke for five minutes after which the court was adjourned for deliberation.
While the defendant Mohammed Morsi Al-Ayyat and the other defendants were in the dock, he fainted and fell to the ground and was immediately taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. The preliminary medical report stated that the superficial medical examination had found no blood pressure or pulse or breathing, and that his pupils were dilated and not responsive to light or external stimuli, and that he was dead on arrival at 4:50pm. There were no visible, recent external injuries on the body of the deceased.
The public prosecutor Nabil Ahmad Sadiq ordered a team from the Public Prosecution and the Higher State Security Prosecution office and the South Cairo Prosecution office to inspect the body of the deceased and to confiscate the cameras present in the courtroom and the defendants’ dock and to question those present with him at that time. The public prosecution also demanded the medical file relating to the treatment of the deceased and the setting up of a committee of forensics led by the Head of Forensics and the Director of the Forensic Department to prepare a report on the causes of death ahead of issuing the burial permission.
The Public Prosecutor will issue further statements when appropriate.