Morsi stands trial in Egypt

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.

The prosecutor general, Hesham Barakat, accused Morsi of inciting violence andcommitting murders in the Itihadyah area near the presidential palace on Dec. 5, 2012after his opponents protested over his presidential declaration that gave him absolutepowers.

The other 14 suspects all belonged to the Muslim Brotherhood, the main political groupbehind 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.

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