CAIRO -- Deposed Egyptian President
The move appeared to reflect determination on the part of the military-backed interim government to keep up the pressure on Morsi’s
Egyptian authorities have waged a relentless campaign against Morsi’s followers since the deeply unpopular Islamist leader was ousted by the army in July. About 1,000 of his supporters died in the violent dispersal of sit-in
A statement by the prosecutor-general’s office, cited by state television and other official outlets, said Morsi is now accused of assisting in terrorist acts and espionage. He is also accused of collaborating with
Morsi is already on trial on charges of inciting the killings of protesters a year ago, when he was still in office. Those proceedings, which began in November, are to resume in three weeks.
The new charges are being levied not only against Morsi, but 35 co-defendants, including senior former advisers. They appear to stem from a prison break that occurred during the chaos of the 2011 uprising that drove longtime autocrat