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Morsi prosecution to start at the beginning of next month

February 5, 2014 at 2:12 am

The Appeal Court in Cairo has announced that the prosecution against ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will start on November 4.


The court said that the deposed president will be prosecuted for killing protesters, but it did not specify who those protesters were.

According to the court, 14 other aides to President Morsi will also be prosecuted.

Morsi was announced the first ever freely elected president of Egypt on June 24, 2012. However many Egyptian secularists and leftists, especially those supported by the West, mainly the US, immediately launched a popular campaign against the president.

On July 3, 2013, Egyptian Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi carried out a military coup against President Morsi.

Since then he has been locked away in an unknown prison and none of his family members or human rights activists have been allowed to visit him.

Only a small number of international officials, including EU Chief of Foreign Policy Katharine Ashton, has been allowed to visit him, but without knowing anything about his whereabouts.