Cairo, MINA – Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in court after the end of trial in a espionage lawsuit.
According to Egyptian State Television, Morsi suffered a heart attack after the court and his body were transferred to hospital to prepare for the funeral arrangement.
Morsi, 67, died after the trial in the espionage court ended. The deposed Morsi asked to speak at the session, and the judge gave him permission.
He was later reported to have collapsed in court and later declared dead, according to the MEMO report quoted by MINA.
Morsi was born in the village of El-Adwah in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya in 1951. He studied Civil Engineering at Cairo University in the 1970s before moving to the United States to complete his doctorate.
Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood leader, was elected in democratic elections in 2012 after the 2011 revolution overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. He was ousted in a coup by Egyptian military, which has appointed President Abdel Al-Sisi as the leader.
Morsi has been behind bars since he was ousted in a bloody military coup in 2013.
His son, Osama, was also held in prison and has been three years. He was held in solitary confinement because of his defense of his father and his father’s presidential constitutional legitimacy.
Morsi family called on the international community and human rights groups to highlight human rights violations of the Egyptian authorities. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)