Mursi to stand trial in Cairo

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Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi is set to stand trial on charges “of committing acts of violence and inciting killing and thuggery”, according to the country’s state news agency.

Public prosecutor, Hesham Barakat has reportedly referred Mursi and a total of 14 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to a criminal court in Cairo.

The charges are related to violence outside the presidential palace in December last year.

Mursi became Egypt’s first democratically leader in 2012, however he was removed from office on July 3 last. Since then, he has been held at an unknown location.