Morsi could face death penalty if found guilty

8 January 2014 10:34
(QHA) - Egypt's deposed President Muhammad Morsi has arrived in a Cairo courtroom for his trial on charges of inciting the killing of protesters during his time as head of state, AFP reports. As reported, Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood figures are accused of inciting the killing of opposition protesters in December 2012. They could face the death penalty or life in prison if found guilty. Morsi became president in June 2012 through a democratic election. He was overthrown in July by the military following mass protests against his rule. His supporters have since held protests calling for his reinstatement. On January 3, more than 10 people died in clashes between police and Morsi supporters across Egypt. In November 2013, the trial was adjourned in the midst of its first session after disruptions in the courtroom by the defendants.