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

Cairo, :  Egypt’s former President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013, collapsed during a court session and died, officials said.
Morsi, 67, was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges on Monday when he collapsed and died, reported BBC.
Morsi collapsed moments after addressing the court from a cage, Egypt’s public prosecutor said, adding that a medical report showed no apparent recent injuries on Morsi’s body.
Morsi had been in custody since being ousted following mass protests, a year after he took office.
Officials then launched a crackdown on his and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Morsi’s hearing in the capital was related to charges of espionage emanating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
There have been concerns over the former leader’s prison conditions for a long time.
Earlier last October, his youngest son, Abdullah said that his father was being held under constant solitary confinement and denied treatment for serious conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Five months earlier, Abdullah said in a Washington Post op-ed that the Egyptian authorities were “doing this on purpose, since they want to see him dead ‘from natural causes’ as soon as possible”.
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