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Mohamed Morsi, former president of Egypt

Egypt’s former President, Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says.

The former president was sid to have fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67.

Morsi, who hailed from Egypt’s largest Islamist group, the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was elected president in 2012 in the country’s first free elections following the ouster the year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. The military ousted Morsi in 2013 after massive protests and crushed the Brotherhood in a major crackdown, arresting Morsi and many others of the group’s leaders.

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