Egypt: 3 Brotherhood leaders referred to trial

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pray outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, late Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Egypt's military gave the ousted president his first contact with the outside world since removing him from office, allowing Europe's top diplomat Tuesday to meet with Mohammed Morsi in his secret detention. She emerged from her two-hour talks with him urging all sides to move on toward a peaceful transition. Arabic on the banner in the center reads: "Athletes against the coup." (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have referred three top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, including the group's fugitive spiritual leader, to trial for allegedly inciting the killing of protesters last month.

The decision Wednesday by Cairo prosecutors is the latest move in a crackdown by authorities on the Islamist group following the July 3 ouster of Mohammed Morsi in a military coup.

The three referred to trial are Mohammed Badie, the group's leader who is on the run, his powerful deputy Khairat el-Shater and senior leader Rashad Bayoumi.

They are accused of inciting the killing of at least eight protesters outside the Cairo headquarters of the group.

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