Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s First Democratically Elected President, Dies – News


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Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, died in an Egyptian courtroom on Monday, Egyptian state tv reported.

Mr. Morsi, 67, gained Egypt’s first free presidential election in 2012, however was faraway from energy a 12 months later in a army takeover.

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He was on trial on espionage costs when he fainted and died, Egyptian tv mentioned.

Mr. Morsi, a senior chief of the Muslim Brotherhood, was elected within the aftermath of the Arab Spring rebellion. The Brotherhood, a 90-year-old Islamist motion, was based in Egypt.

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After Mr. Morsi was ousted in 2013, he was convicted of varied crimes in politicized trials held below the brand new military-backed authorities. He has remained in jail since then.

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The brand new authorities additionally outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood, calling it a terrorist group.


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