Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has died. He fainted during a court session and died afterwards, Egypt’s state television reported on Monday.
Mr Morsi who is Egypt’s first democratically-elected president reportely addressed the court for five minutes from the glass cage where prisoners are kept before he suddenly collapsed and died.
No official cause of his death has been given, but critics have blamed the poor prison conditions where he has been held since 2013. Early last year, a panel of British politicians and lawyers had warned about Mr Morsi’s poor prison conditions which could be fatal.
Critics have also said president Mohamed Morsi was denied treatment for diabetes, high blood pressure and liver disease, and was being held in solitary confinement for long periods.
President Morsi, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood won Egypt’s first free presidential election in 2012, but was removed from power by his defense minister, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on July 3, 2013 and was later elected pesident.
The former egyptian president had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race. He had already been sentenced to 45 years in prison in three separate trials, including leaking state secrets, leading an outlawed group and detention and torture of anti-goverment protestants