Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies 'in court' – state TV

| 18.06,19. 03:24 AM |



Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies 'in court' – state TV



Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has died suddenly following a court appearance, according to Egyptian state television.

The former president and Muslim Brotherhood leader collapsed after a trial session in an espionage lawsuit on Monday. He had reportedly been given permission from the presiding judge to address the court before he fainted.


Morsi came to power after Hosni Mubarak was deposed in mass Arab Spring protests in 2011. However, he ruled for only a year after being elected to the post before he was toppled by the military following mass protests in 2013.


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