Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Egypt's Ousted Pres. Morsi May Get Death Penalty; New Charges Include Conspiracy, Terrorist Acts

Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on new charges, including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts, the BBC (British Broadcast Company) website reports today (December 18, 2013).

Prosecutors said Morsi had formed an alliance with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah. Thirty-five others -- including former aides and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood -- have also been charged.

Since being deposed by the military last July, Morsi has already gone on trial for inciting murder and violence. These charges have been continued to a later court date trial.

The new charges carry the death penalty. Prosecutors describe the new charges as "the biggest case of conspiracy in the country's history."

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