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Khairat El-Shater, 17 others stand trial for ‘inciting violence’

The trial, featuring Brotherhood second-in-command, will take place in Moqattam


Muslim Brotherhood Vice Supreme Guide Khairat El-Shater  (AFP FILE/ CHIRS BOURNOCLE)
Muslim Brotherhood Vice Supreme Guide Khairat El-Shater
(AFP FILE/ CHIRS BOURNOCLE)

The trial of Muslim Brotherhood Vice Supreme Guide Khairat El-Shater and 17 others is scheduled to begin Tuesday in the Moqattam Misdemeanour Court. The men have been charged with assaulting journalists and an activist during a demonstration.

Among the men in court are seven of the Vice Supreme Guide’s bodyguards.

El-Shater, the Brotherhood’s second-in-command, was arrested on 5 July, two days after the ousting of the Brotherhood–backed former president, Mohamed Morsi.

He has been held in Tora Prison since, and has recently begun a hunger strike along with 450 other Brotherhood affiliated prisoners.

El-Shater is also being charged with a number of other crimes, including inciting violence and espionage in tandem with Hamas, a Brotherhood offshoot operating in the Gaza Strip.

El-Shater’s son was also arrested by interim authorities on 28 August. He is facing charges of funding and inciting violence.

Since the 3 July ousting of Morsi, interim authorities have cracked down on the Brotherhood leadership. Interim authorities designated the group as a terrorist organisation on 25 December.

All top leaders have been arrested or are on the run, while supporters can face five year prison terms for attending a protest. Protest organisers are subject to the death penalty.

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