BREAKING: Mohammad Morsi, former Egypt’s president dies after collapsing in court

Mohammed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt, has collapsed during a court session and died, according to state TV.

It is believed that the 67-year-old former leader was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges emanating from suspected contacts with Hamas, a Palestinian sect, on Monday, when he collapsed and then died.

Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, who was a top figure in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against this rule.

He was unseated by a military coup council consisting of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, defense minister; Mohamed ElBaradei, opposition leader; the grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II.


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