Morsi to Stand Trial in Egypt

The deposed president is accused of inciting violence in the protests that led to his removal from office.

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Deposed former President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt is set to stand trial for instigating violence against the protestors who camped outside his office before his removal from power.

Egypt’s prosecutor general has referred Morsi and 14 others to the country’s Criminal Court following the violence around Ittihadiya Palace that included the killing of a journalist, the Associated Press reports. He’ll be tried for allegedly inciting supporters to kill at least 10 people during the protests earlier this summer.

Morsi has been held incommunicado since the military removed him from power in July, and the country remains in turmoil as his supporters in the Muslim Brotherhood decry what they see as a military coup of a democratically elected leader.

[AP]

 

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