Egypt court sets August 25 trial for Brotherhood leaders

Spiritual leader of Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood and his 2 powerful deputies will go on trial on August 25 for involvement in protesters` deaths during demonstration against Mohammed Morsi`s government.

Last Updated: Aug 04, 2013, 22:36 PM IST

Cairo: The spiritual leader of Egypt`s Muslim Brotherhood and his two powerful deputies will go on trial on August 25 for their alleged involvement in protesters` deaths during demonstration against Mohammed Morsi`s government.
Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat el-Shater are accused of complicity in the killing of eight demonstrators outside the group`s Cairo headquarters on June 30 and early July 1. Badie is currently in hiding, while el-Shater is in custody.

Another senior Brotherhood figure Rashad Bayoumi will face trial on the same charges. Three others face murder charges in the same case.

The clashes came after millions of people had taken to the streets to demand Morsi`s resignation. Morsi was deposed by the army on July 3.