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Mohamed Morsi wants Assad to be tried

world Updated: Jan 08, 2013 00:00 IST
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Mohamed Morsi

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has backed calls by people in Syria for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried for war crimes.

Assad’s effort to crush anti-government protests in 2011 has turned into a bloody civil war in which the UN estimates that over 60,000 people have been killed.

According to CNN, when asked whether he thought the Syrian leader should be tried before the International Criminal Court for war crimes, Morsy said, "It is not I who want this, but the Syrian people who want this.”