Morsi to Stand Trial for 'Inciting Killing and Thuggery'

During 2012 protests

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 1, 2013 3:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is headed to court along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members for "committing acts of violence, and inciting killing and thuggery," a state prosecutor decided today. The charges relate to violent protests outside the presidential palace in December last year, after Morsi expanded his own presidential powers, reports Reuters. Morsi is accused of inciting his supporters to kill and beat the protestors, reports the AP. He is also being investigated over his 2011 prison break, in which he has been accused of murder and conspiring with Hamas, adds Reuters, but no actual charges have been brought in that case yet.

In this July 13, 2012 file photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a news conference.   (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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