Morsi to stand in trial

A handout photograph released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi talking to his supporters as he attends a Syria solidarity conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency/EPA

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial in a criminal court for “incitement to murder,” state television reported September 1. Morsi will be tied along with 14 other suspects in his Muslim Brotherhood movement on charges of “incitement to murder and violence” in December 2012 when deadly clashes broke out between his supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace. Morsi already stands accused of crimes related to his 2011 escape from prison. He’s being held at a secret location by the army since July, when an Egyptian court ordered his detention.

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