Mohammed Mahdi Akef


Age: 89

former leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group from 2004 to 2010 who was among hundreds of the group's figures arrested in the heavy crackdown launched against it after the military's 2013 ouster of President Mohammed Morsi (a Brotherhood member) after he was initially convicted on violence-related charges and was sentenced to life imprisonment, but the verdict was overturned on appeal while he was facing a retrial. and whose family had requested he be released from custody because of his medical condition, but the request was declined by an Egyptian court.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: July 12, 1928

Died: September 22, 2017

Cairo, Egypt