Mursi to Stand Trial in November
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The trial of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Mursi on charges of inciting the murder of protesters will start on November 4, the official MENA news agency reported.
Mursi will stand trial with 14 other defendants over the killings of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012, almost six months before his ouster in a military coup.
At least 10 people were killed in the clashes on December 5 between the loyalists and his opponents after Mursi passed a temporary decree placing his decisions beyond judicial review, Al Jazeera reported.
Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood claimed that most of those killed were Islamists. The clashes broke out after Brotherhood supporters dispersed a sit-in outside the palace by Mursi's secular leaning opponents.
Mursi's co-defendants will include several of his aides and Brotherhood leaders.
The military has detained Mursi in a secret location since his overthrow on July 3. His supporters and opponents of military rule have demonstrated across the country since.
Hundreds of people have died in clashes with security forces.