Ousted Egyptian President Morsi faces trial for ‘incitement to murder’

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, September 1, 2013 17:00 EDT
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Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial for “incitement to murder,” state television reported on Sunday without giving a date for the trial.

It said he will stand trial in a criminal court along with 14 other suspects in his Muslim Brotherhood movement on charges of “incitement to murder and violence” in December 2012 when seven people were killed in clashes between his supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace.

Already accused of crimes related to his 2011 escape from prison, Morsi has been held at a secret location since his ouster by the army on July 3.

[Image via UN Photo/Marco Castro]

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