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Egypt's Morsi faces fresh trial for 'insulting judiciary'

Cairo: Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for “insulting the judiciary”, the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader.  Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred
PTI January 19, 2014 22:12 IST
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Cairo: Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for “insulting the judiciary”, the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader.  

Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for ‘insulting the judiciary', state media reported today.

These are the fourth set of charges against Morsi, who was ousted by the army in July.

The 62-year-old leader is facing separate trials for a prison break and murder of police officers during the 2011 uprising, inciting murder of protesters at the presidential palace in 2012 and for espionage and conspiring with foreign groups to commit terror acts.

The group of 25 accused of insulting the judiciary is a varied mix of Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders, political activists, journalists, television personalities and even a poet, Ahram Online reported.