Egypt’s former President, Mohamed Morsi, has died after fainting during the court session on Monday, in Cairo.
He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he later died.
Morsi, who was facing at least six trials, had been behind bars for nearly six years and was serving a 20-year prison sentence for a conviction arising from the killing of protesters during demonstrations in 2012. .
He was also serving a life sentence for espionage in a case related to the Gulf state of Qatar. Other charges against the former president included jailbreak, insulting the judiciary and involvement in “terrorism”.