Thousands of Morsi supporters have increased calls for their ousted president to be reinstated. This comes as prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the Islamist leader, who has been secretly held by the military for nearly two weeks.
The trial of Egypt's former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on charges of defaming the judiciary has opened in Cairo on Saturday. Co-defendants, Islamists and other secular opposition leaders face the same charges.
Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to death on charges of jailbreak. Morsi's case will now be referred to a religious authority before an execution can take place.
Egypt has come under criticism overseas for the death sentence handed to ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The penalty was over Morsi's role in a mass jailbreak that toppled his predecessor.
A former State Security major has been acquitted of torturing a suspect to death in the months leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The accusations of brutality fueled anger among regime opponents.