October 19, 2013
Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are detained during clashes with riot police in Cairo, Egypt. Morsi’s trial is hardly the only one Egypt’s new leaders plan against his Muslim Brotherhood. Authorities are preparing prosecutions against some 2,000 jailed Brotherhood members, on allegations ranging from inciting violence to terrorism, aiming to put much of its leadership behind bars for years.
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CAIRO — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood faces a wave of trials unlike any it has seen in its history, threatening to put a large number of its senior leaders behind bars for years, even life, as military-backed authorities determined to cripple the group prepare prosecutions on charges including inciting violence and terrorism.