Deposed Egyptian president under investigation for "insulting the judiciary"

Egyptian judicial authorities have opened an investigation following accusations that deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 15 other Islamists “insulted the judiciary”.

All of them have been issued with a travel ban – the second formal order preventing Morsi from leaving the country. He is currently under house arrest.

The Egyptian Judges' Club last month decided to take legal action against former president Morsi for insults to the judiciary when, in a speech he made the week before, he accused Judge Ali al-Nemr of rigging presidential elections.