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This report provides a brief overview of the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi, which began on September 1, 2013.  It discusses the alleged facts of the case, the charges Morsi faces, and sanctions that could be imposed on Morsi and his aides under the Egyptian Penal Code if they are convicted.

Pending Charges

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his aides are currently facing four main criminal charges: inciting a militia to kill peaceful protestors, insulting the judiciary, collaborating with foreign governments and entities to harm national security, and breaking out of prison. The former president refutes the accusations against him. If Morsi and his advisers are found guilty of the alleged offenses, they could be punished by long-term imprisonment or the death penalty.

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