Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

Egypt: Mursi's Nephew and 103 Others to Stand Trial for Riots

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Ousted President Mohammed Mursi (file photo).

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Wednesday that 104 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including the nephew of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, be referred to criminal court for rioting and disturbing classes at Zaqazeeq University.

Several Egyptian universities have seen chaos in recent months as Brotherhood supporters held demonstrations that were confronted by the state.

The protesters are accused of belonging to a terrorist organization, breaking the law, resisting the authorities, vandalizing public property and carrying weapons.

The Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization in December following months of demonstrations against the army that ousted Mursi in July in response to mass demonstrations against his rule.

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