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Trial of Egypt's Muslim brotherhood's top leaders starts Sunday

English.news.cn   2013-08-24 16:46:17            

CAIRO, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The trial of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hails, will start Sunday, with charges against them including inciting violence and killing protesters, local media reported Saturday.

The prosecutor's office announced that the Muslim Brotherhood's General Guide Mohamed Badie, who was arrested Tuesday, would appear at criminal court on Sunday.

"Badie, along with his two deputies, Khairat al-Shater and Mohamed Saad al-Katatni, will appear at court tomorrow (Sunday), they face criminal charges including inciting violence and killing anti-Morsi protesters outside the Muslim Brotherhood's Guidance Bureau," according to a prosecution statement.

Badie's detention was renewed for another 15 days pending investigations over new charges of killing and torturing opponents of Morsi at two major squares where the Islamists had rallied.

Since the military's dispersal of the two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo and Giza on Aug. 14, nearly 1,000 people, including some 100 policemen, have been killed in the ensuing clashes between Morsi's loyalists and the security forces. Hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood members were reportedly arrested then.

The Islamists have planned marches on Friday to express their opposition against the military's move and the detentions of Morsi 's supporters. But the rallies turned out to be small in scale, while clashes between Morsi's supporters and opponents killed two people in the Nile Delta city of Tanta during the Friday marches.


News Analysis: Dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood a "likely, but unwise" choice: analysts

CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Muslim Brotherhood (MB) is facing potential dissolution by the Egyptian government, but analysts caution that such measures could push the group further toward aggression and radicalism.

Dissolving the MB would add more complexity to the already deteriorated security situation, as the group will be forced to work from "underground" and may tend to join hardline Jihadist militant groups in revenge operations, said Emad Awaad, professor of political studies at Cairo University. Full story

Egyptian prosecution orders to release Mubarak

CAIRO, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian prosecution has ordered a prison in Cairo to release ex-president Hosni Mubarak, who has settled in his last corruption case, independent Hayat TV reported Thursday.

Mubarak will be transferred by military helicopter to home arrest for security reasons, the official news agency quoted a security source as saying.Full story

News Analysis: Release of Mubarak unlikely to change Egypt's political scene

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will be freed on Thursday, as his lawyer said, but he will be placed under house arrest to avoid more perplexity in the country hit by turmoil since the ouster of his successor Mohamed Morsi on July 3.

Mubarak will leave the jail after settling his last corruption case of Ahram institution, in which he was charged along with his two sons with misusing power and accepting gifts from governmental institutions via his information minister.Full story

Egypt's Mubarak to be released, put under house arrest, as authorities detain Islamist leaders

CAIRO, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court ordered the release of ex-President Hosni Mubarak after his petition on his last corruption case was accepted, and he is set to be put under house arrest, while the authorities continued detaining supporters of his successor Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in early July.

Mubarak will be freed in the case of Ahram institution, in which he was charged along with his two sons with misusing power and accepting gifts from governmental institutions via his information minister. Full story

Editor: Yang Yi
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