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Court clears Brotherhood leader in insult case
n Egyptian court on Wednesday acquitted the former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood of insulting the judiciary in comments he made to a newspaper.

 

Mahdi Akef, 85, was arrested as part of the government crackdown against the Islamist group following the July military ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, himself a member of the Brotherhood. Akef faces other trials on charges of inciting violence and will not be released following the acquittal.

 

The government has branded the Brotherhood a terrorist organization and accused it of inciting violence, a charge the group denies. (AP)