Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s real President, dies after collapsing during trial in military court


Egypt’s real president Mohammed Morsi, who was jailed after a military in 2013, has died in an army court. Egypt’s government-owned TV said that he collapsed when the court was in session and subsequently died. He was 67.

Mohammed Morsi

Morsi, who was elected as the country’s first non-military president after his party, the Muslim Brotherhood, won a historic mandate in 2012, was jailed by the man he appointed as the country’s defence minister, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a military coup in 2013.

Several hundred innocent civilians were brutally killed by the army immediately after the coup had ousted Morsi. Al-Sisi later declared himself as the country’s new President.

America, a close ally of Egypts military dictators both during Hosni Mubarak and now Al-Sisi had always refused to call the ouster of Morsi a military coup. The US decision drew widespread criticism from international fraternity, who accused the US of utter hypocrisy. The US has been providing Egypt`s dictators the military aid worth $1.5 billion. Hundreds of peaceful protesters were shot dead by Egyptian military after Al-Sisi took control of power.

A report by the Independent Detention Review Panel last year had concluded that the medical care being provided to President Morsi was inadequate and could lead to his premature death.

Last year in March, as reported by Al-Jazeera, a group of senior British MPs, ranging from the governing Conservatives to the opposition Labour and Liberal Democrats, petitioned the Egyptian government to allow them access to President Mohamed Morsi, but they were denied.

A court in Egypt had sentenced the deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to death for over a mass prison break in 2011.