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The Trials in Egypt

  • By : Brian Bush
  • December 20, 2013
  • 8:34 pm

Hello Friends,

Let's get caught up with what's happening in Egypt.

The courts have been the focus for the press recently, as the allies of deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have been cleared of corruption charges.

This includes Mr. Mubarak's two sons and the last Prime Minister to serve under his term.

Since their father's fall from power, Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa, have been in a series of trials, and they, along with the former Prime Minister are still facing other corruption related charges.

The aged Hosni Mubarak is under house arrest following his release from detention back in August.

He is on trail for complicity in the killing of demonstrators against his rule during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.

Mr. Mubarak was first convicted in court, with that ruling dramatically overturned at the beginning of this year. He too, is charged in additional corruption cases.

Meanwhile the first democratically elected president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, who has been under custody by Egypt's Army who overthrew him, has had the charged with conspiring with foreign organizations to commit terrorist acts.

Prosecutors said Mr. Morsi had formed an alliance with Hamas and Hezbollah.

Former aides and various leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood – 35 men in total, have also been charged along with him.

Mr. Morsi first went on trial for inciting murder and violence.

Egyptian prosecutors have described the new charges as “the biggest case of conspiracy in the country's history”, and they carry with them the death penalty.

Morsi and the other defendants are charged with revealing state secrets to foreign organizations, sponsoring terrorism, and carrying out military training and other acts that undermine Egypt's stability and independence.

They say that the Muslim Brotherhood, the party from which Mr. Morsi is from, had prepared a “terrorist plan” in the alliance with Hamas and Hezbollah.

I'll keep you abreast of further developments on The Harvest Show – so Join us Monday through Friday for a great informative and inspirational way to start your day!

Brian Bush
Middle East Correspondent
LeSEA Broadcasting

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