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Egypt's Morsi 'To Stand Trial Over Deaths'
« on: September 02, 2013, 07:25:35 AM »
Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi will reportedly stand trial on charges of committing and inciting deadly violence.

The country's state news agency said public prosecutor Hesham Barakat had referred Mr Morsi and 14 other members of his Muslim Brotherhood to a Cairo criminal court.

He will stand trial accused "of committing acts of violence and inciting the killing and thuggery", the agency reported.

It follows deadly street clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012, involving his supporters and those who opposed his rule.

Mr Morsi, who became Egypt's first democratically elected president, was removed from office in July.
Mr Morsi, who has been held at a secret location since being removed from power, is already being investigated over his escape from jail during the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.

He is accused of conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas during the prison break, although no formal charges have been brought.

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