Deposed Egyptian president faces murder, kidnapping charges -report

by Reuters
Friday, 26 July 2013 08:27 GMT

CAIRO, July 26 (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities havedetained President Mohamed Mursi for 15 days over an array ofaccusations, including killing soldiers and conspiring with thePalestinian group Hamas, the state news agency said on Friday.

The report came just hours before millions of Egyptians wereexpected to take to the streets in mass rallies for and againstEgypt's first freely elected leader, who was ousted by themilitary on July 3. Mursi has been held by the military sincehis downfall. (Created by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Tom Perry)

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