Egypt to try 163 Brotherhood members for murder

A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi holds a banner as protestors set fire to a council building in Alexandria on August 14, 2013Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred 163 alleged members of ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood to trial on murder charges over protests in second city Alexandria, a judicial source said. Morsi’s Islamist supporters have faced a sweeping police crackdown since his ouster by the army last July that has left more than 1,400 people dead and over 15,000 in jail. The 163 accused have been charged with the murder of 29 people and the attempted murder of others during clashes in the Mediterranean city.

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