Egypt’s first elected president Mohammad Morsi fainted and died at the age of 67 during a court hearing Monday. Morsi, a key figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, assumed office in 2012, more than a year after a revolution brought down dictator Hosni Mubarak. But mass protests and a military coup ousted Morsi from power in 2013.
Why was Morsi in court? The new military regime sentenced Morsi to 20 years for ’killing protestors’ and ‘espionage.’ He and other Brotherhood figures were still standing trial for plotting a ’jailbreak’ with members of Hamas, an Islamist Palestinian group in Gaza. Trial resumes tomorrow.