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Egypt’s Mursi stops eating, says he ‘cannot trust prison food’

Mohammad Mursi tells court he will abstain from eating due to lack of trust

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Egypt’s ousted Islamist President Mohammad Mursi said to court on Saturday that he will refrain from eating since he cannot trust the food given to him in prison, according to reports by Aswat Masriya.

Mursi claimed his life is in risk inside prison, and requested that he be referred to a medical team, due to his low blood pressure.

He was present during a session in his trial on “charges of espionage.”

Mursi and ten others, were accused of “leaking classified documents to Qatar concerning Egypt's intelligence services and armed forces during his one-year presidency.”

The case was adjourned by the courts until Sunday.

A medical team will examine Mursi by court order.

Qatar has avoided Egypt’s accusations of backing Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood group.

In June, Mursi received death sentence for conspiring to escape from prison in 2011 as well as a 25-year sentence in an additional spy-related case.

In addition, in April he was sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of ordering violence against protesters outside the presidential palace during his time in office.

Mursi was removed by his then-defence minister and current President Abdelfattah al-Sisi in a July 2013 coup after mass protests against his rule.

A crackdown targeting Mursi’s supporters has left hundreds of people dead, thousands jailed and hundreds more sentenced to death after speedy trials