By Mirembe Martina
Former Egypt president, Mohamed Morsi is going to stand trial on charges of incitement of murder.
Morsi is going to stand trial together with 14 other suspects of the Muslim Brotherhood on unnamed date. He is charged for the incitement to murder in December 2012 when clashes broke out between his supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace.
He is already accused of crimes related to his 2011 escape from prison and is at the moment held at a secret location since his ouster by the army on July 3. The co-defendants in the trial include senior Brotherhood figures Mohamed al-Beltagi and leaders such as Essam el-Erian, deputy head of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Cairo to protest against a presidential decree that expanded Morsi’s powers and an Islamist-drafted constitution last year in December. Court ordered in July for him to be arrested for questioning over alleged ties with Palestinian militants in prison breaks and attacks on police.
Brotherhood defendants, including Badie, were due to appear in court on August 25 but kept away for what authorities said were security reasons. A new hearing is to take place on October 29.
This comes after former president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison and all charges dropped in Egyptian court.