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Morsi Faces Terrorism Charges in Egypt

World | December 18, 2013, Wednesday // 16:54| Views: 2131 | Comments: 1
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Bulgaria: Morsi Faces Terrorism Charges in Egypt Mohammed Morsi. Photo by EPA

Egypt’s deposed President Mohammed Morsi is to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts.

Morsi was also accused on Wednesday of divulging "secrets of defence to foreign countries" and "funding terrorism for militant training to fulfil the goals of the International Organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood", according to a prosecutor document seen by Al Jazeera sources.

In a statement, Egypt’s public prosecutor said that Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood had committed acts of violence and terrorism in Egypt and prepared a "terrorist plan" that included an alliance with the Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Thirty-four others, including former aides and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, have also been charged.

Since being deposed by the military in July, Morsi has already gone on trial for inciting murder and violence.

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peterperfect - 19 Dec 2013 // 10:14:29

Let everyone learn from this situation that the middle road is the best everytime. If Morsi had used consensus to rule rather than the quick route of pushing things through......because he could.........he would still be in power. Rather he chose to use his majority to push through programs that were unpopular with almost 50% of the electorate in a country that had just come out of a very volatile period and was still near flashpoint. He totally misjudged or, at worst, ignored this fact and that was his downfall. Whoever finally takes democratic power must wean the opposition to their side and slowly, very slowly build their power base and consolidate their trust with the people, that way they will move things on and make it harder for the military to take back power again. This will be a long term project, maybe a decade or more so patience is required.

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