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Egypt’s ex-President Mursi accused of complicity in death of protesters

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Ousted Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi has been accused of complicity in the death of protesters, AFP reported on Monday quoting judicial sources.

State news agency MENA had reported that the public prosecutor ordered the detention of the deposed president for15 days pending an investigation into allegations he participated in “violent acts.”

On Thursday, Egyptian judicial authorities extended Mursi’s detention period for 30 days in a separate case.

Mursi, who was overthrown by the army on July 3, is being held at an undisclosed location on allegations of murder and spying. The new case centers on protests that took place in front of the presidential palace last December, MENA said.

(With AFP and Reuters)