Egypt courts set date for Morsi trial
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||9 October 2013|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Egypt courts set date for Morsi trial, 9 October 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/526104871a.html [accessed 5 December 2016]|
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October 09, 2013
A Cairo court has set November 4 as the start date for the trial of ousted President Muhammad Morsi on charges of incitement to murder for the deaths of protesters who were rallying outside his palace while he was in office.
The state news agency MENA says the Cairo Appeals Court ruled on October 9 that Morsi and 14 members of his Muslim Brotherhood group will be tried before a criminal court.
The case dates back to one of the deadliest protests during Morsi's year in office.
At least 10 people died in December clashes when Islamist groups and Morsi's supporters attacked protesters camped out outside the presidential palace.
Morsi was ousted by the military on July 3, following massive popular protests against his rule.
The military has held Morsi in a secret location since his ouster.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP