Egypt to try former President Mohamed Morsy for inciting murder

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(CNN) — Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy will stand trial on charges of incitement to conduct murder and “thuggery” relating to clashes near the presidential palace late last year, state-run MENA reported Sunday.

The country’s general prosecutor ordered Morsy to stand trial along with 14 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the news agency said.

No date was given for the trial.

Morsy, who was deposed by the military amid widespread protest over his rule, has been held in detention since early July.

Egypt has been in turmoil since then, with the military battling Muslim Brotherhood members and other Morsy supporters.

Last month, about 900 people — citizens as well as members of security forces — were killed. The deaths occurred when the military used force to clear two pro-Morsy sit-in sites in Cairo.

CNN’s Yousuf Basil contributed to this report.

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