Egypt's Mursi faces new accusation of insulting judges
CAIRO (AFP) - An Egyptian prosecutor levelled new accusations against ousted president Mohamed Mursi, who already facing trial on other charges, alleging the Islamist had insulted the country's judiciary when he was president, the media reported on Wednesday.
The prosecutor issued a new detention order for Mursi over his comments that judges had rigged a 2005 parliamentary election.
Mursi, who is already being held by the military at an unknown location, refused to cooperate with prosecutors, the official Mena news agency reported.
"The investigative prosecutors accused Mohamed Mursi of insulting the judiciary by accusing 22 judges of forging parliamentary elections in 2005," the agency reported, without providing details.