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Mursi to stand trial for 'the biggest case of conspiracy in the history of Egypt'


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Mursi to stand trial for 'the biggest case of conspiracy in the history of Egypt'

Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi is to stand trial on charges of international conspiracy.

The charges include conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

Mursi will be tried alongside top Muslim Brotherhood members. If found guilty, they could be sentenced to death.

The ousted president is already standing trial for inciting violence during last year’s protests outside the presidential palace.

Accused of planning alliances with Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, the group’s alleged crimes were listed on the charge sheet as “the biggest case of conspiracy in the history of Egypt”.

Since Mursi’s deposition from power in July 2013, the Egyptian authorities have heavily cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood, killing hundreds of Mursi supporters during protests and arresting thousands more.

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