Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court: State TV


FILE – In this July 13, 2012 photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Egypt’s state TV said that the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File

Mohammed Morsi, ousted president of Egypt dies||REUTERS

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has died in court, state television reported on Monday.

It said Morsi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards.Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi died after he fainted in court following a hearing; reports.


Mohamed Morsi pictured while on trial in 2016.
Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty


Morsi, 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.

Morsi was the first democratically elected president in Egypt’s modern history, had been in jail since he was toppled by the military in 2013.