- Middle East/North Africa
Two activists in Qena filed a complaint against President Mohamed Morsy and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on Saturday, accusing them of inciting the killing of protesters.
Abdul Basat Karim, a member of the Revolutionary Coalition in Qena, and Awga Mustafa, a member of the Democratic Front Party, filed a complaint at the police station Qena.
Named in the complaint were Morsy, Mohamed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat Shater, deputy leader, Mahmoud Ghozlan, a spokesman for the group, and Essam el-Erian, vice president of Freedom and Justice party, and Mohamed el-Beltagy, the party's secretary in Cairo.
Karim and Awga accused the leaders of inciting their followers to kill peaceful demonstrators in front of the presidential palace and of causing sedition and division among the people of Egypt.
The complaint called for the testimony of journalists Reem Maged and Wael al-Ibrashy. The complaint's authors also said they hold all of those in responsibility for the failure in security that led to the violence.
The authors provided with the complaint CDs and videos containing footage and recordings, which they said proved the torture of peaceful demonstrators in front of the presidential palace.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm