Brotherhood's Akef, Katatni and Beltagy referred to criminal court

Ahram Online , Wednesday 11 Sep 2013

Former supreme guide Mahdy Akef, FJP leader Saad El-Katatni and Mohamed El-Beltagy are referred to the criminal court for inciting, and attempted, murder as well as possession of arms during anti-Morsi 30 June protests

Judge Tarek Abu Zeid, first attorney of the South Cairo prosecution, referred 30 Muslim Brotherhood members to the criminal court -- including former supreme guide Mahdy Akef and Freedom and Justice Party leader Saad El-Katatni -- for their involvement in the deadly June clashes in the Manial district and by the Supreme Guidance Office which left dozens of protesters dead.

Other prominent Brotherhood partisans referred to the criminal court are leading member Mohamed El-Beltagy, former member of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's presidential team Ayman Hodhod, and former minister of youth Osama Yassin.

The defendants are charged with inciting the murder of peaceful protesters and attempted murder, as well as possession of arms and explosives allegedly to be used for "terrorism" during the 30 June anti-Morsi protests, and specifically during the clashes in Manial and the Supreme Guidance Office.

The defendants denied all charges during the investigation.

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