Son of late Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and an outspoken government critic, Abdullah Morsi has died of an alleged heart attack at the Oasis hospital in Egypt, Al Jazeera reported on Thursday.
Abdullah Morsi had reportedly passed away on Wednesday in Giza city. Turkish news agency, Anadolu Agency has also confirmed the death, while the health ministry of Egypt has yet to comment on the tragedy.
After death of his father, Abdullah’s health condition would often be unwell. He was also alleged and then acquitted on fabricated allegations. He had been the most supportive of his father.
His brother, Ahmed said Abdullah was driving the car when he had sudden spasms. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Mohamed Morsi was first democratically elected president of Egypt, who died in June this year, while appearing in court for “politically motivated” charges.
An MS in Metallurgical Engineering, a PhD in Material Sciences, former professor of California State University, employee at NASA who helped develop space shuttle engines, leading figure of Muslim Brotherhood, Hafiz e Quran and the first and only democratically elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi died had died in a soundproof cage during a trial in the courtroom. He was imprisoned for last six years after his government was dismantled.
Morsi came to power as the fifth president of Egypt in June 2012, one year after the Arab Spring uprising ended President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
Following a military coup led by Egypt’s incumbent dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in July 2013, the deceased leader was forced to leave his office and arrested on different heinous charges. Immediately after the coup d’état, Morsi’s party Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and the Egyptian constitution was suspended. In three separate trials, he was sentenced to over 45 years in prison. His supporters had denounced the trials as politically motivated to cover the putsch.
The Brotherhood has termed the death an assassination and called on countrymen all over the world to gather outside Egyptian embassies to protest.
Morsi had a history of ill-health and he was denied proper medical care.