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Egypt’s former president Mohammed Morsi dies in court during trial

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  • Mohammad Morsi was ousted by the army in 2013
  • Morsi was charged with spying, he was sentenced to 20 years

Cairo. Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died during the proceedings of the court. Officials have informed about this. The 67-year-old Morsi was overthrown by the army in 2013. Officials gave this information. According to the local media, the hearing was being conducted in court on Monday on charges of spying on Morsi. During this time he fell unconscious and died. Egyptian prosecutor said that in the medical report, there was no recent injury on Morsi’s body.

In 2015, Egypt’s deposed President Morsi was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Cairo Criminal Court. Morsi was convicted in the murder of protesters during his reign. In December 2012, 10 people were killed in the violence outside the Rashtrapati Bhavan. This was the first case against Morsi, in which the sentence was pronounced. With this, 12 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.

There were huge public demonstrations against Morsi in 2013

Apart from spying on Morsi, there were also serious charges in many other cases. In 2013, due to huge public demonstrations against Morsi, the army had to take power. The then military chief and defense minister Abdel Fateh al-Sisi had ousted Morsi from power.

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