Published On: Mon, Jun 17th, 2019

Mohamed Morsi dead: Egypt’s first democratically-elected President DIES IN COURT | World | News


It said 67-year-old Mr Morsi fainted after a court session and died shortly afterwards. The former President, a top figure for the Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013 following mass protests against his rule. State television said he was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage eminating from suspected contacts wuth the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.  

Nile News TV said: “The body has been transferred to a hospital and necessary procedures are under way.”

Mr Morsi was serving a 20-year-sentence for a conviction arising from the killing of protesters during mass demonstrations in 2012.

He was also serving a life sentence for espionage in a case related to the Gulf state of Qatar

Mr Morsi was the fifth President of Egypt but only served for a year from June 30, 2012 until July 3, 2013, when General General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Morsi from office.

But just three days before he was ousted, protests erupted across Egypt, with protesters calling for the President’s resignation.

He was given a 48-hour ultimatum by the military to meet their r=demands and resolve political differences, or else they would intervene by “implementing their own road map” for the country.

He was then unseated on July 3 by a military coup council consisting of Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II. 

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