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Mohamed Morsi

5th President of Egypt

Mohamed Morsi (Arabic: محمد محمد مرسى عيسى العياط‎, ALA-LC: Muḥammad Muḥammad Mursī ‘Īsá al-‘Ayyāṭ  ; 8 August 1951 – 17 June 2019) was an Egyptian politician.[1] With the support of the Muslim Brotherhood he became the fifth President of Egypt on 30 June 2012. On 3 July 2012, the Egyptian defense minister Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi declared that Morsi would no longer be president, after many people who wanted him to resign began protesting.

Mohamed Morsi
محمد مرسى
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5th President of Egypt
In office
30 June 2012 – 3 July 2013
Prime MinisterKamal Ganzouri
Hesham Qandil
Vice PresidentMahmoud Mekki
Preceded byMohamed Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Succeeded byAdly Mansour (Acting)
Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement
In office
30 June 2012 – 2 August 2012
Preceded byMohamed Hussein Tantawi
Succeeded byMahmoud Ahmadinejad
Chairman of the Freedom and Justice Party
In office
30 April 2011 – 24 June 2012
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySaad El-Katatni
Member of the People's Assembly of Egypt
In office
1 December 2000 – 12 December 2005
Preceded byNuman Gumaa
Succeeded byMahmoud Abaza
Personal details
Born(1951-08-08)8 August 1951
El Adwah, Sharqia Governorate, Kingdom of Egypt
Died17 June 2019(2019-06-17) (aged 67)
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyFreedom and Justice Party
Other political
affiliations
Muslim Brotherhood
Spouse(s)Naglaa Mahmoud (1979–present)
Children5
Alma materCairo University
University of Southern California
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On 16 May 2015, Morsi was sentenced to death by an Egyptian court for passing state secrets to Qatar.[2][3] In 2016 a higher court overturned the death penalty, pending another trial.

On 17 June 2019, Morsi reportedly had a heart attack in a Cairo court and later died, aged 67.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mohamed Morsi". Biography.
  2. "Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death: Court hands down death penalty for 'state secrets' conviction". The Independent. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. "Mohammed Morsi: Egypt's ex-leader sentenced to death". BBC News. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. "Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies in court". BBC News. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. "Mohamed Morsi Age, Height, Weight and Death in 2019". The Famous Celebrity. 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-06-18.