Official denies Egypt’s Morsi referred to military tribunal

A judicial official in Egypt has denied that the country’s toppled Islamist president and a deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood have been referred to a military tribunal. The official said late Tuesday that prosecutors initially named ousted President Mohammed Morsi and Khairat el-Shater, a senior leader of the Brotherhood, as defendants in a trial over violence in August 2013 in the city of Suez. The official says that announcement was made in error, as military prosecutors did not charge Morsi or el-Shater among the 199 defendants.



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