Egyptian Leader Mohammed Morsi Dies During Court Hearing

June 17

The former President of Egypt Mohammed Morsi who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV reported.

He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67.

Morsi was elected through as the president of Egypt through a democratic election in 2012 after the 2011 Arab Spring saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

He was then deposed following mass protests and a military coup in July 2013 when General Al Sisi rose to power.

He served just one year of a four-year term, while the organisation to which he belonged, the Muslim Brotherhood, has since been outlawed since.