Morsi to Stand Trial on Charges He Incited Murder
Posted on Sep 1, 2013
Egypt’s state prosecutor recommended the ousted president be put on trial on suspicion of inciting the murder of protesters during a demonstration against him in Cairo in December.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators had rallied outside the building on the night of 4 December and the following day in protest at what they described as Mr Morsi’s illegal decrees giving him sweeping powers and also his drive to change the country’s constitution.
On Sunday, state media said an investigation revealed that Mr Morsi had asked the Republican Guard and the minister in charge of police to break up the protesters’ sit-in, but they had refused to obey the order.
Mr Morsi’s aides are then alleged to have called their supporters to deal with the demonstrators.
At least seven people died in the clashes and hundreds more were injured.
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