Egypt: Ousted President Mursi to Stand Trial
A supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi holds Morsi’s picture passing in front of an army blockage near Raba’a Al-Adaweya square in Nasr city where thousands of Pro-Morsi protesters are still protesting in Cairo, Egypt on July 3, 2013.
Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi will be tried in a criminal court for “incitement to murder”, according to an AFP report.
State television has reported that the former leader will stand trial with 14 other suspects in the Muslim Brotherhood movement, without giving a date for the trial.
The charges are around the protests in December 2012 when deadly clashes broke out between Mursi supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace.
Already accused of crimes related to his 2011 escape from prison, Morsi has been detained at a secret location since July.
His co-defendants in the trial include senior Brotherhood figures Mohamed al-Beltagi and leaders such as Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing.