The Heat: Death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

The Heat

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. 

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