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Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after court appearance *ARCHIVE*

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Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday after fainting in a Cairo court while facing trial on espionage charges, according to state media.

Archive footage shows Morsi alongside former European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso in Brussels in 2012 and meeting with former EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton in Cairo later in the same year.

67-year old Morsi passed away after collapsing in a defendants’ cage in the courtroom soon after speaking, according to Egypt’s public prosecutor. A medical report reportedly showed no signs of recent injuries on his body.

Morsi served as the fifth President of Egypt between June 2012 and July 2013, when he was overthrown in a military coup led by current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Morsi was serving a 20-year sentence for a conviction stemming from the killing of protesters during protests in 2012. He was also serving a life sentence on espionage charges.

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