Egypt: Criminal Investigations Against Ousted President Morsi

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The public prosecutor’s office in Egypt has begun with the investigations of complaints against the ousted President Morsi and this former head of the North African state, who has been overthrown by the Egyptian army some days ago, is accused of inciting the murder of protesters, the damaging of the Egyptian economy, and also of spying. Of course, these criminal investigations against the ousted President Mohamed Morsi will be interesting to follow.

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It is to expect that the public prosecutor’s office in Egypt will be able to find some evidence here and there, because everything else would be even a surprise.

The Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, the so-called first freely elected leader of the North African country, is still held at an undisclosed location in Egypt since the military coup by the Egyptian army that removed the member of the Muslim Brotherhood from his office on July 3. So far, no charges have been made against him but this could be just a matter of time.

The legal system in Egypt allows such complaints to be investigated by the public prosecutor’s office in Egypt for days or months before formal charges are brought. In general, every Egyptian citizen can trigger such complaints and investigations and it was really just a matter of days when such investigations by the public prosecutor’s office in Egypt will begin after the coup d’état against Mohamed Morsi.

Of course, the official statement about the beginning of the criminal investigations against the ousted Egyptian President Morsi because of the accusations against him is even an unusual step for Egypt, because the prosecutors usually wait until the charges are filed before they publish such announcements about the start of criminal investigations against.

The public prosecutor’s office in the North Aftican country has, thus, begun with the investigations of complaints against the ousted President Morsi, but also investigates the accusations against eight other members and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood branch in Egypt, among them is the Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie. According to the public prosecutor’s office in Egypt, the accused persons of the Muslim Brotherhood are expected to be questioned in the upcoming days.

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Egyptian Military

There are so far no details of the persons behind the complaints (inciting the killings of protesters, the damaging of the Egyptian economy, spying) against these nine leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi.

Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and several other officials of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood are already charged with the inciting of violence, although the most of these persons were so far able to avoid an arrest.

Germany and the United States have already demanded the release of the ousted President Mohamed Morsi and called for the freedom of movement for Morsi and the end of all restrictive measures against the former Egyptian President and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, while the Egyptian army is still sure that it has executed the will of millions of Egyptians when it ousted the President and Islamist Mohamed Morsi.

Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood believes that the measures and the coup by the Egyptian army against President Mohamed Morsi were illegal.

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