Egypt initiates criminal investigation against deposed Morsi
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Egypt initiates criminal investigation against deposed Morsi

Cairo : Egypt | Jul 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM PDT
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Egypt has announced a criminal investigation against the deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, for allegedly inciting violence, spying and ruining economy of the country. The Muslim Brotherhood, the party of deposed president, denied the charges, saying the interim setup is cooking up charges against the party leadership on the behest of the powerful military. The public prosecutor’s office said in a public statement that it had received complaints against Morsi and eight other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, including its leader, Mohamed Badie. The other leaders against whom the prosecutor’s office had received complaints were not identified. Also, the nature of complaints was not disclosed.

The deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, was the first-ever elected president of the country. He was deposed by the powerful military of the country on July 3. The military defends its action of ousting the president, saying the president was ousted after hundreds and thousands of people took to the streets against him. On the other hand, Muslim Brotherhood leaders say it was a coup that reversed the political process in the country. The political process in Egypt started after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in the wake of a popular uprising against his rule in February 2011. People hoped that democracy and rule of law would be established in Egypt after Mubarak’s ouster, but it did not happen.

It appears now that politics of revenge is going to be seen in Egypt. The ousted president is being kept at an undisclosed location. Supporters of Morsi are protesting against the military and interim setup and demanding reinstatement of their deposed leader. It would not be a good sign for Egypt and its people if the interim setup starts criminal investigations against the deposed president because it is not a mandate of interim leaders. The caretakers should focus on restoring peace and stability in the country and devise policies to hold fair and free elections at the earliest.

The chaos and anarchy may escalate in the coming weeks and months if the interim government continues with the criminal investigation of the deposed leader instead of focusing on restoring law and order and holding fair and free elections. The international community should push the interim setup to hold elections as soon as possible.

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A man runs in front of a police car set on fire by students of Al-Azhar University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi, during clashes with riot police at the university's campus in Cairo's Nasr City district
A man runs in front of a police car set on fire by students of Al-Azhar University, who are supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed President Mohamed Mursi, during clashes with riot police at the university's campus in Cairo's Nasr City district
StephenManual is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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