Cairo Appeals Court rules that the ousted President and 14 members of Muslim Brotherhood including his top aides will be tried before a criminal court.
An Egyptian court has set November 4, 2013 as the start date for the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsy on charges of incitement to murder for the killings of opponents who were rallying outside his palace while he was in office.
The state news agency MENA says the Cairo Appeals Court ruled on Wednesday that Mr. Morsy and 14 members of his Muslim Brotherhood group including his top aides will be tried before a criminal court.
The case dates back to one of the deadliest bouts of violence during Mr. Morsy’s year in office. At least 10 people died in December 2012 clashes when Islamist groups and Mr. Morsy’s supporters attacked protesters camped out outside the presidential palace.
Mr. Morsy, ousted in a popularly-backed military coup in July 2013, has been held incommunicado since.