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Egypt's public prosecutor's office claimed on Saturday it had received complaints accusing deposed President Mohamed Mursi and other senior leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood of spying, inciting killings of protesters and damaging the economy.
The prosecutor's office said in a statement it was investigating the complaints to prepare a file so that those accused could be questioned. It did not say who had lodged the complaints.
Egypt's legal system allows prosecutors to investigate complaints made by the police or by any member of the public. It can take days or months for formal charges to appear. Prosecutors rarely issue statements based on complaints before charges are filed.
The statement named eight other Islamist figures including the Brotherhood's top leader, Mohamed Badie, and the deputy leader of its political party Essam El-Erian, and said others had also been named.
On Thursday, Egyptian prosecutors said they are renewing an investigation into the 2011 prison escape of Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members during the January 25 Revolution against Hosni Mubarak.
Prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which toppled Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and persecuted for six decades.
Mursi has been held incommunicado at an undisclosed location with since the military removed him from power on July 3. Badie and El-Erian are among senior Brotherhood officials that the authorities have already said are wanted over accusations they incited violence.
The United States and other Western countries have urged the provisional authorities to release Mursi and to halt arrests of other Brotherhood leaders.
International reactions against the military coup which toppled elected president Mursi are ongoing.Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Temmuz 2013, 16:56