Egypt’s former president Mohamed Mursi dies after collapsing in court
- Tue, 18 Jun 2019 04:09
CAIRO: Egypt’s state TV says the country's former President Mohamed Mursi collapsed during a court session and died on Monday.
It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards.
Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race.
State television said Mursi, who was 67, was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage emanating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian group Hamas.
Mursi was also serving a 20-year prison sentence for a conviction arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012 and a life sentence for espionage in a case related to Qatar.
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