Egypt refers Muslim Brotherhood leaders to court

Egyptian authorities have referred the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and two other senior officials in the movement to a court.

Egypt refers Muslim Brotherhood leaders to court

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian authorities have referred the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and two other senior officials in the movement to a court on charges of inciting violence.

The move against Mohammed Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, and the two others is certain to deepen tensions between Islamists and the military, who removed Egypt's president, Mohamed Mursi, from power on July 3.

"Brotherhood sit-ins no longer acceptable"

Egypt's interim government said on Wednesday it would take all measures to deal with violence from Muslim Brotherhood sit-in protests in Cairo, declaring them a threat to national security that was no longer acceptable.

"The cabinet has decided to take all measures necessary to confront these risks and put an end to them," it said in a televised statement. It said it had instructed the interior minister to do everything necessary to deal with them within the law.

Last Mod: 31 Temmuz 2013, 17:51
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