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Mohammed Morsi

Mar 24, 2014 — The court found 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters guilty of killing one police officer in a riot last year. It is being described as the country's largest-ever mass sentencing.
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Feb 23, 2014 — The ousted Egyptian leader is accused of being part of a wide conspiracy to destabilize Egypt involving, among other things, passing state secrets to Tehran.
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Jan 27, 2014 — Shortly after Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was made a field marshal, the military said he should "answer the call of the people" and run for president. Elections are set for April.
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Jan 25, 2014 — While thousands of Egyptians celebrated throughout the capital, marking the start of the revolution three years ago, Islamist counter-demonstrations were crushed.
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Dec 27, 2013 — At least three people are dead and more than 250 arrested just days after the Muslim Brotherhood was declared a terrorist organization.
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Nov 4, 2013 — "I am Egypt's legitimate president. I refuse to be tried by this court," the ousted leader declared. He and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting violence that led to the deaths of protesters. After their show of defiance, the trial was postponed.
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Sep 23, 2013 — Observers say the decision could allow opponents to undermine the infrastructure of the Islamist group, which is still protesting the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi this summer.
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Sep 1, 2013 — A prosecutor has issued formal charges against the ousted leader and 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Egypt's former president still faces a retrial for the killing of protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring. But his lawyer and a court official are telling news outlets that Mubarak may be released in the meantime. Meanwhile, newly ousted President Mohammed Morsi continues to be held.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Fears are growing that the country may be headed toward civil war. The interim government and the military leaders who ousted President Mohammed Morsi have been cracking down on his supporters. Hundreds have died and thousands have been wounded. Twenty-five off-duty police officers were killed Monday.
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