Mohamed Morsi

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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 (age 67)
Sharqia, Egypt
Political partyFreedom and Justice Party
Other political
Muslim Brotherhood
Spouse(s)Naglaa Mahmoud (1979–present)
Alma materCairo University
University of Southern California

Mohamed Morsi (Arabic: محمد محمد مرسى عيسى العياط‎, ALA-LC: Muḥammad Muḥammad Mursī ‘Īsá al-‘Ayyāṭ  ; born 8 August 1951) is 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.

On 16 May 2015, he 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.

References[change | change source]

  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.