Toppled Egypt President Morsi Dies During Trial

ADDIS ABEBA – Egypt’s former president, Mohammed Morsi (pictured), who was ousted by the military in 2013, dies in court, state TV says.

the broadcaster says he died after collapsing during a court session on Monday.

Morsi was democratically elected in 2012 after the 2011 Arab Spring saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

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

Morsi, who was 67, had been in custody since his removal after mass protests.   The Muslim Brotherhood said the death was a “full-fledged murder”, according to the BBC’s report.

Activists and his family had long said Morsi was not receiving treatment for serious health problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and was constantly being held in solitary confinement, the report added.

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