Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, rose to power in 2012 as Egypt’s first democratically-elected leader.
But his presidency would only last a year. Morsi was toppled by the military, following a popular uprising in 2013. The former president remained a political prisoner until the end when he suddenly collapsed in an Egyptian courtroom and later died.
CGTN’s Yasser Hakim reports.
To discuss all of this:
- Nader Hashemi is director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.
- Manal Omar is CEO and Founder of Across Red Lines
- Hesham Islam is a former commander in the United States Navy and served as special assistant for international affairs to the deputy secretary of defense.
- Jeff Stacey is a former state department official in the Obama Administration.
Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, collapsed and died in a courtroom. pic.twitter.com/bfwnGlnbVg
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