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Egyptian President Morsi misses ex-spy chief funeral

The newly-elected President Morsi does not attend the large military funeral of the controversial former head of intelligence, instead sends delegate

Ahram Online, Saturday 21 Jul 2012
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President Mohamed Morsi (Photo: Reuters)
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President Mohamed Morsi has delegated the presidential Grand Chamberlain General Abdel-Moemen Fouda to attend the funeral of ex-spy chief Omar Suleiman.

Ambiguity as to whether Morsi will attend the funeral of Suleiman, a much condemned figure amongst revolutionary and Islamist movements, has been looming since the news of the ex-spy chief's death.

Suleiman is known to be the mastermind behind Mubarak's attempts to crush both militant and peaceful Islamist groups in Egypt under the 30-year rule of his regime.

Meanwhile at the funeral, Suleiman supporters carry banners slamming Morsi, calling him a "foreign agent."

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