Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died in court

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The public prosecutor said he had collapsed in a defendants’ cage in the courtroom shortly after speaking, and had been pronounced dead in hospital . A strict Islamist who was educated in southern California, Morsi was voted into power in June 2012 following the 2011 Arab Spring. He was a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. He was an authoritarian leader. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood movement were ousted in a coup in 2013. In 2015, he was sentenced to death over a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising and to life on espionage charges after being convicted of conspiring with Palestinian group Hamas, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and other foreign organizations.

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Morsi was also handed a 25-year prison sentence for leaking state secrets to Qatar and had received an additional 15-year sentence for other charges. n 2016, Morsy’s death sentence and life sentence were overturned. After his death a leading rights group has said the death of imprisoned former President Mohammad Morsi was tragic but “predictable” given Egyptian authorities’ “failure” to allow medical care. His family said the 67-year-old Morsi suffered from ill health due to harsh conditions, including years of solitary confinement. Security sources said the Interior Ministry had declared a state of alert on Monday, notably in Mursi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta, where the body was expected to be taken for burial.

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