Egypt: Morsi Slammed With Another 15-Day Detention for Presidential Palace Violence

The prosecution on Monday 19/8/2013 ordered the detention of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days pending investigations into charges of involvement in the violent attacks on demonstrators outside the Presidential Palace in December 2012.

The violence at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo’s Heliopolis district on 5 December 2012 saw confrontations between Morsi supporters and opponents that left at least 8 dead and hundreds injured. Protesters were camping in front of the presidential palace to condemn a constitutional decree that gave Morsi unprecedented powers.