Relatives talk to Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's members standing inside the defendants cage before the start of their trial on February 3, 2014 in the police institute near Cairo's Turah prison. AFP PHOTO / AHMED GAMIL
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Egyptian prosecutors on Monday referred to trial the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 50 others on charges of inciting supporters to resist security forces during a deadly crackdown against them in August.The Brotherhood has insisted that its protests were peaceful.Thousands of the group's members have been jailed since Morsi's ouster in a July 3 military coup.The military-backed government has cracked down hard on the Muslim Brotherhood since Morsi's ouster, detaining thousands and designating the group a terrorist organization. It also blames the Brotherhood and its allies for a burgeoning militant insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, as well as a string of terror attacks elsewhere in the nation.
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