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Egypt's former President Morsi dies in court: state TV

17 Jun 2019, 19:53 ( 1 Month ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
The file picture taken on June 18, 2016 shows Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi in the defendants' cage during his trial in Cairo, Egypt. Photo Xinhua.

Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi on Monday "died in court" after the conclusion of a trial session in the espionage lawsuit, state-run Ahram reported on its website.    
   
"The former president had asked to talk and the judge gave him the permission," Ahram said.
   
Morsi fainted later and his body was taken to hospital, it added.   
   
Morsi, 67, who took office in 2012, was ousted by the army in 2013 in response to mass protests against his rule.
   
Since then, Morsi and top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood group have been kept in prison and faced trials over charges of murder, violence and spy.