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Egypt’s deposed president Mursi on trial on terrorism charges

Posted By admin On February 16, 2014 @ 8:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled

MICHAEL GEORGY
Reuters [1]
February 16, 2014

Deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi appeared in court on Sunday on charges of conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt, in a further escalation of the crackdown against his Muslim Brotherhood.

Declaring it “the biggest case of conspiracy in the history of Egypt”, prosecutors have detailed a “terrorist plan” dating back to 2005 and implicating Palestinian group Hamas and the Shi’ite Islamist government of Iran as well as its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood propelled him to victory in the 2012 presidential election but has been driven underground since the army took power in July after mass protests against his rule.

The state, which has declared the Brotherhood a terrorist group, has killed about 1,000 of its members on the streets and jailed thousands of others, including top leaders.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-egypt-mursi-idUSBREA1F07I20140216

[2] Egypt formally declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-formally-declares-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-group.html

[3] Egypt on the edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-on-the-edge-after-mursi-rebuffs-army-ultimatum.html

[4] Egypt’s military issues decree giving vast powers to armed forces, but few to president: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt%e2%80%99s-military-issues-decree-giving-vast-powers-to-armed-forces-but-few-to-president.html

[5] Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker: Arab Spring headed to Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/muslim-brotherhood-lawmaker-arab-spring-headed-to-iran.html

[6] Officials from Egypt’s Brotherhood at White House: http://www.prisonplanet.com/officials-from-egypts-brotherhood-at-white-house.html

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