Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted in 2013 following a popular uprising, died on Monday in Cairo after suffering a heart attack during a trial session in an espionage case, according to Egyptian state TV. He reportedly fainted and died during a break in the session.
Morsi, who was affiliated with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood was elected president in 2012 in the country's first free elections following the ouster a year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
Several hundred innocent civilians were brutally killed by the army immediately after the coup had ousted Morsi.
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"He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted".
Since his overthrow on 3 July 2013, his former defence minister now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has waged an ongoing crackdown targeting his supporters from the Muslim Brotherhood with thousands jailed and hundreds facing death sentences.
A court in Egypt had sentenced the deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to death for over a mass prison break in 2011.