Mohamed Morsi dead: Egypt’s first democratically-elected President DIES IN COURT

EGYPT’S first democratically-elected President Mohamed Morsi has collapsed and died in court, state television has reported.

It said 67-year-old Mr Morsi fainted after a court session and died shortly afterwards.

The former President, a top figure for the Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.

State television said he was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage eminating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.

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