Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died after collapsing in the Courtroom during a hearing on espionage charges leveled against him, State television broke the news today.
The 67-year old was the first democratically elected Egyptian President when the Muslim Brotherhood won the polls in 2012.
The regime of longtime Egyptian leader Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak had banned the Islamist movement, Muslim Brotherhood, which Morsi led, and had in three separate trials sentenced him to 45 years in jail.
He was again banned by the military after it had seized power and ended his presidency in 2013 and confined him to custody.
The Muslim Brotherhood described his death as a fully-fledged state murder in a statement it released today.
“Ever since his incarceration President Mohammed Morsi has been denied medical treatment. The Egyptian regime knew that the continued denial of access to medical treatment would lead to his premature death,” said the statement.
The death of Mohammed is tantamount to state sponsored murder,” added the statement.