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Egypt's ex-president Morsi, 9 Brotherhood figures to face investigation

Suspects, including former president Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, face charges of 'insulting' judiciary

Ahram Online, Thursday 4 Jul 2013
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Investigations will begin next week into deposed president Mohamed Morsi and nine leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood, Ahram Online's Sayed Gamal reported.

The ten face charges of "insulting" the judiciary.

Prosecutor Tharwat Hamad ordered the investigations.

The Brotherhood members who will face investigation include former parliament speaker Saad El-Katatni, Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, former supreme guide Mahdi Akef, Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagi and Mohamed El-Omda.

Morsi, along with the other suspects, has also been slapped with a travel ban.

The decision comes after Morsi's removal by the military on Wednesday night amid massive popular demonstrations. Following his removal, Morsi, along with other group members, was detained by security forces.

In his second to last speech before his removal, Morsi questioned judges' integrity, pointing to the recent acquittals of several leading Mubarak-era officials.

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