Cairo, June 17: Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday, while he was appealing in the trial court in the espionage lawsuit, informed a state media. The report state that the politician fainted after a court session and died afterwards. Reports from Extra News states that during the trial, the former president asked to talk and the judge gave him permission.
It is to be known that Morsi was affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is an outlawed group in Egypt. Though he became the president in 2012, he was ousted over mass protests on July 3, 2013. Following this, he was being prosecuted in custody as he was facing several charges which included espionage, killing protesters, prison escape, and judiciary insult. Day After Checkpost Ambush, 14 Terrorists Killed in Egypt
Morsi served as Egyptian president from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed Morsi from office in 2013, after the June 2013 Egyptian protests.