CAIRO — Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi collapsed in court on Monday and died, state television reported.
His body was taken to a hospital.
Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically elected president in 2012, one year after an uprising forced long-time leader Hosny Mubarak out of power.
In mid-2013, Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood group, was ousted by the military following mass protests against his rule.
He had faced several trials since then.
Monday’s session was part of a trial in which he was facing treason charges for allegedly leaking secret state documents to Qatar while he was in office.
The Ministry of Interior declared a state of maximum alert in the country after the announcement.