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Egypt Military Court To Try 84 Muslim Brotherhood Supporters

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CAIRO: Outlawed Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme leader and 83 supporters will face trial on charges of attacking buildings and inciting violence in Egypt, Press Trust of India (PTI) reports citing local media.

The defendants include senior Brotherhood leader Mohamed el-Beltagi and cleric Safwat Hegazy.

The defendants have been charged with attacking a government building in upper Egyptian city of Qena, causing violence and damaging public buildings.

Thousands of Brotherhood leaders and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi have been put on trial since the army ousted the president in 2013 following massive street protests against his rule.

Morsi is currenly jailed for charges including killing protesters,espionage, escaping from prison during the Jan 25 revolution in 2011 and
insulting the judiciary.

He was also charged with spying and giving documents of national security importance to foreign intelligence.

Morsi has not been sentenced in any case so far.–BERNAMA

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