Brotherhood leader Badie due in court Monday

Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie is due to appear in court on Monday.

Brotherhood leader Badie due in court Monday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mohamed Badie, supreme guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, is due to appear in court on Monday for the first time since his arrest on August 20.

Badie faces "incitement-to-violence" charges in relation to bloody clashes that erupted in July between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and local residents outside the Al-Estiqama Mosque in Giza Square, his lawyer, Osama al-Helw, told Anadolu Agency.

The clashes left nine people dead.

Badie, the top leader of the Brotherhood, the movement from which Morsi hails, was arrested on August 20 in an apartment in eastern Cairo, six days after security forces violently dispersed two major pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya and Giza's Nahda squares.

Badie has since been held at the notorious Torah Prison complex in southern Cairo.

He faces charges in 20 separate cases, most of them involving deaths, Hassan Karim, another lawyer for Badie, told AA.

Karim added that Badie had been stunned discover that he was being accused of murder.

The Muslim Brotherhood leader is also expected to appear in court on Wednesday to face charges related to the killing of demonstrators outside the group's headquarters in Cairo's Moqattam district on June 30.

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