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Egypt court to pass verdict on ex-President Morsi.

KAHyRE (CyHAN)- An Egyptian court Thursday decided that April 21 will be the date to sentence ousted President Mohamed Morsi for killing protesters, the official news agency MENA reported.

The case dates back to December 2012, when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, tore through a demonstration camp organized by Morsi's opponents outside the Itihadyya presidential palace.

His supporters dispersed the protesters, broke into and burnt their tents in addition to shooting at them. The incident left 10 people dead, including a journalist, and dozens injured.

Morsi and another 14 prominent figures from the Brotherhood were charged with incitement and involvement in the killing of the ousted president's adversaries who were protesting against the appended constitutional declaration announced on November 2012, which privileged Morsi with absolute power.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, was ousted by then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in July 2013 in response to mass demonstrations against his rule.

The ex-president, along with top Brotherhood leaders, is facing other charges, including inciting violence, murder, espionage and insulting the judiciary authority. (Cihan/Xinhua)

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