Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Dead

Mohammed-Morsi-DeadJune 17, 2019 ( -- Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say, according to multiple media reports.

He was ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, and has been in prison since. President Morsi was 67 when he died.

He was one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood when he was elected president of Egypt.

The Muslim Brotherhood called his death a "full-fledged murder" and called for crowds to gather at the funeral.

Mohammed Morsi had just addressed the court from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage when he lost conciousness and collapsed. He spoke for five minutes from a soundproof glass cage which officials said was designed to prevent him disrupting proceedings.

Family and friends had long complained about his prison conditions. They claim Morsi was not receiving treatment for serious health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and was constantly being held under solitary confinement, according to the BBC.

Mohammed Morsi succeeded former President Hosni Mubarak who was overthrown from power in 2011 by massive uprising.



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