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Morsi To Stand Trial In Egypt, Judges Recommend The Dissolution Of MB

Syuzanna Petrosyan |
September 2, 2013 | 3:37 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer


Mohamed Morsi (Creative Commons)
Mohamed Morsi (Creative Commons)
An Egyptian state prosecutor decided that deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence. The charges refer to violence outside the presidential palace last December, when Morsi ignited rage by expanding his powers.

SEE ALSO: Morsi Detained And Accused Of Collaborating With Hamas

The prosecutor, Hesham Barakat, referred Morsi and 14 other Brotherhood members to a Cairo criminal court on charges of "committing acts of violence and inciting killing and thuggery", the state news agency reported.

On Monday, an Egyptian judicial panel recommended the legal dissolution of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood in an escalation of army-backed authorities' crackdown on the Islamist group. 

With the new prime minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, already considering a possible ban on the organization, the non-binding decision will turn the group into nothing more but a clandestine organization. 

Read more at The New York Times.

SEE ALSO: More Death, Destruction In Egypt As 'Day of Rage' Continues



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