Egypt’s State TV has announced the death of previous President Muhammad Mursi in court today, where he was being tried for espionage.
Mr Mursi, 67, had asked permission to speak, and the presiding judge granted him permission to. He fainted, however, and suffered a heart attack which he did not survive. His body was moved to hospital.
Muhammad Mursi, who belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood movement, was elected President in June 2012 post Egypt’s Arab Spring but, following numerous anti-democratic measures he took, and assiduous attempts to turn Egypt into an Islamic State, was ousted by a 30-million-strong EgyptIan revolution on 30 June 2013, supported by Egypt’s Armed Forces. Egypt is now a secular State.
17 June 2019