Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

Mohammed Morsi in 2012 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Mohammed Morsi had been ousted by the army in 2013

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom, state TV says.

Morsi, a former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, was at a session over accusations of espionage. He was 67.

He was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the country’s first democratically elected leader.

He had remained in custody since then.

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


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