Egypt's former president Mursi dies

Mohamed Mursi has fainted and died in court, state television reported on Monday.
Monday 17/06/2019
In this file photo taken on June 22, 2012 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi (C) leaves the historical Amr Ibn al-Aas mosque after attending the weekly Friday prayer in Cairo. (AFP)
In this file photo taken on June 22, 2012 Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi (C) leaves the historical Amr Ibn al-Aas mosque after attending the weekly Friday prayer in Cairo. (AFP)

Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi has collapsed during a court session and died.

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday.

It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards.

Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by in 2013 after mass protests against this rule supported by the military. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race.*

(Reuters)