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Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:15 PM

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial

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Source: BBC

10 minutes ago

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom, state TV says.

A former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage. He was 67.

Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the country's first democratically elected leader.

He had remained in custody since then.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48668941



EDIT: article updated at link

Original headline: Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court


Mohammed Morsi had been ousted by the army in 2013 (Getty Images)

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RockRaven Jun 17 #1
muriel_volestrangler Jun 17 #2
Sentath Jun 18 #7
Kali Jun 17 #3
maxsolomon Jun 17 #4
flying_wahini Jun 17 #5
marble falls Jun 17 #6
muriel_volestrangler Jun 19 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:23 PM

1. "Reportedly fainted" and "subsequently died"

Nothing to see here. Move along.

[Actually, 67 year old men drop dead all the time. But do YOU trust anything Sisi's state TV says?]

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:30 PM

2. Conditions in Egyptian prisons are tough, especially for enemies of the regime

He'll have been weakened by their treatment.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:44 AM

7. Diabetes, Liver disease

And, Reputedly, about zero medical care.

Still, interesting timing

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 12:54 PM

3. there is more at the link now

A former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi was in court for a hearing on charges of espionage. He was 67.

Morsi was overthrown following mass protests a year after he took office as the country's first democratically elected leader.

He had remained in custody since then.

After his removal from power, Egyptian authorities launched a crackdown on his supporters and the Muslim Brotherhood.

The hearing in the capital, Cairo, was related to charges of espionage emanating from suspected contacts with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, according to state television.


more background at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48668941

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 02:18 PM

4. I'm no fan of Islamists, but he was legitimately elected.

His overthrow was a Coup D'Etat. His show trial is criminal.

But, maybe he had the "Widowmaker" Heart Attack, or a Stroke, or an Aneurysm. Who knows. 67 is young, but he was probably a smoker.

Egypt will continue to be fucked, regardless.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 06:52 PM

5. Maybe he got "offed" before he could tell his story. Just in time?


Seems strangely bad timing to just drop dead in court.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 07:13 PM

6. Pretty shocking and interestingly timed.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:06 PM

8. Egypt Morsi TV gaffe puts spotlight on control of media

His sudden demise barely registered in Egyptian media - in fact, papers there prioritised Egypt's hosting of the forthcoming 2019 African Cup of Nations on its front pages, and instead relegated Morsi's death to the inside pages usually designated for criminal affairs.
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An Egyptian news anchor unwittingly put a spotlight on the similarities between the reports in an on-air gaffe on Tuesday.

Whilst reading from a teleprompter, Extra News TV's Noha Darwish signed off her report with the words: "This was sent by a Samsung device."

She appeared visibly confused and embarrassed when she realised her mistake, pausing for a few seconds before continuing to read the news bulletin.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48688723


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