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Update: Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi is buried in a small ceremony after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest in court

Mohamed Morsi has been buried in Cairo in a small ceremony attended by his family a day after he collapsed and died in court

Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president after Hosni Mubarak was ousted in the Arab Spring, was buried in Medinat Nasr, in eastern Cairo, early Tuesday.

The Muslim Brotherood leader, 67, had been in court for a retrial on espionage charges when he suffered a cardiac arrest Monday and died before he could be taken to hospital.

Morsi had appeared ‘animated’ during the hearing, judicial and security sources said, and had just been granted a request to speak for five minutes.

He reportedly told the court that he could reveal ‘many secrets’ but they would breach the country’s national security.

The Islamist leader has been in prison since his ouster, on trial in several cases including for spying for Iran, Qatar and militant groups such as Hamas.

Morsi was also accused of plotting terrorist acts.

He was sentenced to death in May 2015 for his role in jailbreaks during the uprising that ousted his predecessor, longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a strong ally of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, paid tribute to the ‘martyr’.