Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will face trial in a criminal court for committing and inciting violence,state-run television has reported without giving a date for the hearing.
Public prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 62-year-old Morsi and 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to a criminal court here on charges of committing acts of violence,and inciting the killing in December 2012,it said Monday night.
In December,deadly clashes broke out between Brotherhood supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace here during a protest against a presidential decree that expanded Morsis powers and an Islamist-drafted constitution.
Egypts first democratically elected leader,Morsi was ousted by the army on July 3 after mass protests against him on the anniversary of his election.
Since then,Morsi is being held at an undisclosed location on allegations of murder and spying,besides collaborating with Palestinian group Hamas.
A Cairo court last month ordered the renewal of Morsis detention for 30 days pending investigations into his alleged collaboration with Hamas in prison breaks in early 2011 during the uprising against former president Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt judges recommend dissolving the Brotherhood
Cairo: A judicial official said a panel of judges has recommended the dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood,Egypts largest political group,from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails. The panel Monday said in a recommendation to Egypts administrative court that the Brotherhood has operated in violation of law. AP