Former Egypt president Mursi Dies in Court

Egypt’s former president Mohammed Mursi collapsed in court during a trial and died on Monday, state TV and his family said.

The 67-year-old Brotherhood leader had just addressed the court, speaking from the glass cage he is kept in during sessions, a judicial official said. A few minutes afterward, he collapsed, the official said.

State TV said Mursi died before he could be taken to the hospital.

Mursi has been in prison undergoing multiple trials ever since the military ousted him in July 2013 and launched a massive crackdown on his Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists. Monday’s session was part of a retrial, being held inside Cairo’s Tura Prison, on charges of espionage with the Palestinian Hamas militant group.

Mursi’s son Ahmed confirmed the death of his father in a Facebook post.