Egypt's Morsi accuses army of role in deaths during 2011 uprising

January 18, 2015 18:45

CAIRO - Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi accused the country's army in one of his trials on Sunday of killing protestors during the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who became president in June 2012, alleged in a statement from his metal court cage that the man who overthrew him one year later, then army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, played a role in the violence.

Citing testimony in what he called a fact-finding report, he did not name Sisi, who went on to become elected president. But he said that elements belonging to a sovereign body led by the "coup leader" took part in killing protesters.

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