Brotherhood Supreme Guide Badie to stand trial 25 August

Ahram Online, Tuesday 20 Aug 2013

Mohamed Badie will stand trial, along with six other Brotherhood leaders, on charges of inciting the murder of protesters at the Brotherhood headquarters in June

Brotherhood headquarters
Muslim Brotherhood headquarters burnt down after angry protesters stormed it late on 28 June. (Photo: Reuters)

The first trial session for Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie, charged with inciting murder, will be held on 25 August, Al-Ahram's Arabic website reported on Tuesday. 

Badie was arrested in the late hours of Monday by security forces in an apartment in Cairo's Nasr City.

Judge Tamer El-Araby, head of the south Giza prosecution office, said that Badie has been referred to the criminal court on charges of inciting the murder of protesters at the Brotherhood's headquarters in the Cairo district of Moqattam. 

At least eight were killed in clashes outside the headquarters on 28 June after it was stormed and ransacked by angry protesters.

The trial includes five other Brotherhood leading members, most notably Deputy Supreme GuideKhairat El-Shater. 

El-Araby added that the prosecution also accused Badie of attempted murder and supplying of the "Brotherhood youth" with arms and ammunition.  

Several Brotherhood figures have been arrested or face trial following the ouster in July of president Mohamed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood.

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