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

(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.

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Sep 2, 2013 4:01 PM CDT
Wow! A "prezident" being called to task, for inciting killing and thuggery. The prosecutors should subpoena obama's playbook for ebidence.
Sep 2, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
When are Jackson and Sharpton going to be prosecuted for the same thing?
Sep 2, 2013 7:26 AM CDT
America became a quaisi-democracy after several generations of colonists learned to fend for, and locally govern themselves---and it was still about 250 years before all adults had the right to vote. Egypt has thousands of years of divine ruler and dictators under its belt. It is going to take a while before they learn how to act like a democracy. Lots of growing pains...