ICC rejects Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood bid

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a bid by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to probe the military’s alleged crimes against humanity.

The court said it dismissed the bid because it was not presented on behalf of the concerned state.

In a press release issued on Thursday said a communication seeking to accept the jurisdiction of the ICC over Egypt has been dismissed.

However, the court’s prosecutors said they can only investigate the country in response to a request from the United Nations Security Council or the Egyptian government.

The Brotherhood filed the complaint last December on behalf of the Freedom and Justice Party of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi.

The developments come as more Brotherhood members have recently been given death sentences and lengthy jail terms.

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