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Egypt's former president Mursi dies - state television

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Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday.

CAIRO, June 17 (Reuters) - Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has died in court, state television reported on Monday.

It said Mursi had fainted after a court session and died afterwards.

Mursi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled by the military in 2013 after mass protests against this rule. He had been serving a seven-year sentence for falsifying his candidacy application for the 2012 presidential race.

(Reporting by Nayera Abdullah and Mohamed El-Sherif; Writing by Nadine Awadalla and Sami Aboudi)

((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))

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