Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president of Egypt has died in court on Monday. State TV reported that Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi collapsed after appearing in court The 67-year-old was attending a court trial on espionage charges when he fainted and died on spot. His body was taken to hospital. In 2012, Morsi was elected as the president of Egypt after the country’s first free elections following the toppling of longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Morsi was ousted in 2013 after massive protest rocked Egypt and crushed the Brotherhood in a major crackdown. Later Morsi was arrested along with other leaders. Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years term for falsifying his candidacy application during the 2012 presidential election. He was sentenced to death but in 2016 his death sentence was replaced by a 20-year jail term. Multiple cases are still pending against Morsi.
The former president was the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood after massive protests the Brotherhood was crushed in a major crackdown, resulting in the arrest of Morsi and many others of the group. In September 2013, an Egyptian court banned the Brotherhood and its associations across the country.
Morsi served as the Egypt president from June 30, 2012 to July 3, 2013. He was removed by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the current President of Egypt.
Muslim Brotherhood leaders across the country have described the Morsi’s death as the murder. They alleged that former president was banned from receiving medicine as his health had deteriorated earlier. As per reports, Morsi was placed in glass prison as no one expect the officials were able to hear him.
The leaders blamed the present government over his murder. According to them, he had complained about his health several times but the government turned deaf ears over his request.