Investigations have begun into accusations filed against deposed president Mohamed Morsi and several other leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), prosecution official Spokesperson Adel Said announces on Saturday.
Said reveals that the Brotherhood's Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie; former Supreme Guide Mahdy Akef; FJP Deputy Director Essam El-Erian; Islamist figure Safwat Hegazy; leading Brotherhood members Mohamed El-Beltagy and Mahmoud Ghozla, among others are being investigated.
Some of the accusations include: spying, killing protesters, inciting violence against them and possession of weapons.
Former president Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders are already facing trial for allegedly breaking out of prisons during the January 25 Revolution.
On 3 July, Morsi was removed from his post by General Commander of the Armed Forces Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after millions took the streets demanding early presidential elections. The head of the High Constitutional Court (HCC) Adly Mansour was appointed interim president until elections.