Reports: Ousted Egyptian leader Morsi dies in court

State TV in Egypt says ousted president Mohamed Morsi has died during a court hearing at the age of 67.

Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi gestures from behind the defendant’s bars during his trial at the police academy in Cairo on May 7, 2016. (AFP Photo/Khaled Desouki)

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.

With AP

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