Egypt state media says Mursi not to face fifth trial

Military trials have been criticized for their harsh and swift verdicts. (AP)

Egypt's former president Mohammad Mursi, deposed by the army in 2013, will not stand trial for incitement to murder over deadly protests that followed his ouster, state media reported Tuesday.

Morsi will face no action as he was in military detention and cut off from the outside world at the time, the reports said, after the prosecution said earlier Tuesday the Islamist would face a fifth trial from February 23.

AFP earlier quoted a prosecution source as saying that an Egyptian military court earlier would try Mursi and 198 Islamist leaders and supporters over a deadly protest in 2013 following his overthrow.

Morsi, ousted in July 2013 by the army, already faces four trials but it will be the first before a military judge.

Military trials have been criticized for their harsh and swift verdicts.

 (With AFP)

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