Egypt's military prosecution has referred ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and more than 190 others to a military tribunal, known for swift and harsh verdicts.

The official says that the new case against Morsi opens on Feb. 23 and is linked to the violence that swept the country after the deadly police disbursement of two large protest camps by pro-Morsi supporters that left hundreds dead in 2013. The crackdown sparked a wave of violence across the country.

Prosecutors charged Morsi and 198 members of the Muslim Brotherhood, including top leader Mohammed Badie, of inciting violence resulting in the deaths of 30 people, assaults on army troops and the torching of military vehicles, the official said speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to brief the media.