Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi dies: state media

State TV reports Egypt’s first democratically elected president fainted during court session and died afterwards

State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died

State TV said former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi collapsed during his court session and died

Egypt‘s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media.

The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported.

“He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died,” a judicial source said.

Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising saw the end of President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.

(Read the complete article / 17.06.2019) 

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