27 anti-coup protesters sent to court in Egypt

27 anti-coup protesters, including 21 women, will appear in court charged with inciting violence.

27 anti-coup protesters sent to court in Egypt

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's prosecutor-general on Monday referred 27 pro-democracy protesters, including 21 women, to court to face charges that they had "incited violence" in Alexandria during a recent protest.

The group – including 14 women, seven female minors and six men (the latter of whom remain on the run) – face charges of "inciting violence" and "blocking roads" during an October demonstration in Alexandria to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

According to prosecutors, the defendants "assaulted" residents of the city's Roshdi district with stones and blunt instruments.

Morsi – Egypt's first freely elected head of state – was ousted by the country's army on July 3 following mass protests against his presidency.

He appeared in court earlier this month to answer charges that he had "incited the murder" of protesters outside Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace late last year.

Morsi's supporters insist that the charges against the ousted leader – like those leveled against other political figures by the army-imposed authorities – are politically motivated.

Last Mod: 19 Kasım 2013, 11:03
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