Egypt's Morsi not referred to military court: Source

An Egyptian judicial source has denied reports that ousted President Mohamed Morsi had been referred to a military court.

Egypt's Morsi not referred to military court: Source
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An Egyptian judicial source has denied reports that ousted President Mohamed Morsi had been referred to a military court.

Media reports had earlier said Morsi was among 199 Muslim Brotherhood leaders who had been referred to a military court to face violence-related charges.

"The military prosecution has set Feb. 23 as the date for the trial of Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, deputy Khairat al-Shater, and 197 other group members," the source, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

"Ousted President Morsi, however, is not among those referred to the court," he said.

According to the source, charges arrayed against the Brotherhood leaders relate to acts of violence that occurred in the city of Suez following the dispersal of two major pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo in mid-2013 in which hundreds of demonstrators were killed.

Last Mod: 17 Şubat 2015, 17:17
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