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Monday, August 5, 2013

Egypt: The trial date is set for several Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Clashes in front of Muslim Brotherhood's headquarters
in Moqattam, Cairo, on 1 July
Egypt’s Cairo Appeal Court has issued a decision setting the date for the trial for six Muslim Brotherhood’s high officials accused of inciting violence and killings of protesters on 30 June.

The leaders of Muslim Brotherhood, including Muslim Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, his deputy Khairat El-Shater, former Muslim Brotherhood’s leader Mahdy Akef, Freedom and Justice Party leader Saad El-Katatny, Muslim Brotherhood’s leader Rashad Bayoumi will stand trial on 25 August 2013. They all are facing the accusations of inciting the violence and calling for killing the protesters what resulted in the violence broke out in front of Muslim Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo’a Moqattam on 1 July. At least eight people have been killed and dozens injured as a result of the Moqattam violence.

Numerous Muslim Brotherhood’s leading figures have been arrested and facing investigations since Mohamed Morsy’s ouster by Egypt’s Armed Forces on 3 July, while several Islamist officials have also received the travel bans.