CAIRO, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian prosecutors referred Sunday ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 14 other people to a criminal court over the killing of a journalist and the violence that erupted over his controversial presidential declaration last year, official news agency MENA reported.
The prosecutor general, Hesham Barakat, accused Morsi of inciting violence and committing murders in the Itihadyah area near the presidential palace on Dec. 5, 2012 after his opponents protested over his presidential declaration that gave him absolute powers.
The other 14 suspects all belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, the main political group behind Morsi, MENA added.
More than 350 members of the Brotherhood have been arrested, including its General Guide Mohamed Badie, amid continuing protests organized by the group after the Egyptian army ousted Morsi in early July.
Morsi became the first democratically-elected president in Egypt's history in mid-2012. But he was ousted by the military on July 3 after millions of Egyptians took to the street, accusing him of grabbing powers and mismanaging the economy.
The Brotherhood and its supports, calling the military move a coup, have since held large scale protests, demanding nothing short of Morsi's full reinstatement.
Clashes between Brotherhood supporters and the military resulted in deadly violence in late July, with the army killing and injuring thousands of Morsi's followers, drawing international condemnation.
The latest round of violence erupted on Friday, with at least six people killed and another 190 injured, the Health Ministry said.
CAIRO, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Caught in a political deadlock since June 30, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (MB) needs to review its " approaches" if it wants to stay in the political arena in the future, analysts said.
Waheed Abdel Maguid, expert in the Ahram Center for political and strategic Studies, told Xinhua that the MB is throwing its political future away by collaborating with armed groups, noting that it should "restructure its approaches in dealing with political conditions." Full story
CAIRO, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least six people were killed and 190 were injured in clashes between security forces as well as citizens and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi during Egypt's Friday protests, the Health Ministry reported.
In a press release, the ministry said two people were killed in Cairo, three in Giza and one in Port Said. Full story