June 17, 2019 / 5:34 PM / 3 months ago

Egyptian prosecutor: Mursi collapsed in cage in court, no sign of injury

A picture of Egypt's first Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is held up as supporters cheer during a rally at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Files

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s public prosecutor said on Monday that ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi had collapsed in a cage in the court after addressing the tribunal and had been pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50 p.m. (1450 GMT).

The prosecutor said in a statement that a medical report showed no apparent recent injuries on Mursi’s body.

Reporting by Enas al-Ashray; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Sami Aboudi and Kevin Liffey

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