Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s ousted president, dies in court docket

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Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president of Egypt, collapsed in court docket and died Monday, in line with the nation’s state TV.

Morsi, 67, was on trial on espionage prices when he blacked out and died. His physique was taken to a hospital, state TV stated.

The troubled politician, who hailed from Egypt’s largest Islamist group, the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was elected president in 2012 within the nation’s first free elections. That adopted the ouster the yr earlier than of longtime chief Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi was booted from the highest submit by the navy in 2013 after large protests and a crackdown on the Brotherhood that resulted in his and different group leaders’ arrests.

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