Mohamed Morsi dead: Egypt’s first democratically-elected President DIES IN COURT


It affirmed 67-year-old Mr Morsi fainted after a court session and died tersely afterwards. The former President, a top figure for the Muslim Brotherhood, had been in send down since being toppled by the military in 2013 following mass avows against his rule. State television said he was in court for a hearing on protections of espionage eminating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist series Hamas.  

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

Mr Morsi was serving a 20-year-sentence for a conviction arising from the success of protesters during mass demonstrations in 2012.

He was also serving a life punishment for espionage in a case related to the Gulf state of Qatar. 

Last year, a agglomeration of British MPs and lawyers issued a grave warning that Mr Morsi finished an early death because of the poor conditions in the jail in which he was being held.

The Detention Review Panel (DRP) had said the former President was “receiving incomplete medical care, particularly inadequate management of his diabetes, and inadequate administration of his liver disease”.

The DRP added Mr Morsi was being held in the Tora jug in Cairo and had been in solitary confinement for more than three years.

Mr Morsi was the fifth President of Egypt but at worst served for a year from June 30, 2012 until July 3, 2013, when Combined General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed him from office.

But condign three days before he was ousted, protests erupted across Egypt, with protesters speciality for the President’s resignation.

He was given a 48-hour ultimatum by the military to meet their requires and resolve political differences, who warned they would intervene by “implementing their own avenue map” for the country.

He was then unseated on July 3 by a military coup council consisting of Defense Emissary Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, the Main Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el-Tayeb, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II. 

The Muslim Friendship protested against the military coup, but the pro-Morsi protests were vanquished in the Rabaa massacre in August 2013, when more than 800 people were killed.

Since being defeated, prosecutors in Egypt has sought the death penalty for the crimes Mr Morsi had been permeated with.

But the move was denounced by Amnesty International as “a charade based on null and ineffectual procedures.”

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