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Mohammed Mursi

Mohammed Mursi is a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and former president of Egypt, assuming office on 30 June 2012. He was unseated in a military coup on 3 July 2013 by the Egyptian defence minister Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi following widespread democracy protests across the country and calls for his resignation by leading opposition party members.

Verdict expected on April 28 in second mass Egyptian trial

An Egyptian judge will issue a verdict on April 28 in a new mass trial of 683 suspected Islamist supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Mursi for murder and attempted murder after a single session boycotted by defence lawyers.

Wednesday, 26 March, 2014, 8:04am

Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, the outlawed party of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Mursi - after convicting them of charges including murdering a policeman and attacking police.

25 Mar 2014 - 12:00am

Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

The judge in one of the largest trials of supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Mursi has declared he will issue verdicts for the more than 500 defendants after only two sessions, say lawyers who claim the move violated the norms of a fair trial.

24 Mar 2014 - 5:47am

Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

Egypt’s government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic US ally gripped by political strife.

24 Feb 2014 - 10:30pm

Mohammed Mursi turns on judge at the start of his new trial

Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Mursi stood alone in a soundproof glass-encased metal cage at the start of a new trial yesterday wearing a white prison uniform, pacing and shouting angrily at the judge in apparent disbelief: "Who are you? Tell me!"

29 Jan 2014 - 4:19am

Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour hints president could be elected first

Egypt's interim leader has said a presidential election could be held before voting for parliamentary seats. Adly Mansour's comments raise the possibility that the country's military-backed government is preparing to deviate from the transitional plan it unveiled after ousting former president Mohammed Mursi in July.

31 Dec 2013 - 12:46am

Egyptian prosecutors lay fresh charges against Mohammed Mursi

Egyptian prosecutors referred ousted president Mohammed Mursi to a third trial, on charges of organising prison breaks during the 2011 uprising, spreading chaos in the country and abducting policemen in collaboration with foreign militants.

22 Dec 2013 - 5:49am

Mohammed Mursi and Muslim Brotherhood members to stand trial

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the former president, Mohammed Mursi, and 35 Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

19 Dec 2013 - 1:41am

Egypt sends Mursi, others, to trial for international conspiracy

Egypt’s public prosecutor ordered former President Mohamed Mursi and 34 other Islamists to stand trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

18 Dec 2013 - 10:51pm

Draft Egyptian constitution unlikely to lead to fundamental change: analysts

On paper, a draft Egyptian constitution - which was made publicly available in its entirety for the first time over the weekend - appears to afford citizens important new rights, including criminalising torture and human trafficking and requiring that the state protect women from violence.

3 Dec 2013 - 4:19am