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Morsi jail break trial to begin late January

Trial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for prison escape during 2011 uprising will begin on 28 January

Ahram Online, Thursday 2 Jan 2014
Mohammed Morsi
Nov. 4, 2013 file image made from video provided by Egypt's Interior Ministry shows ousted President Mohammed Morsi, right, speaking from the defendant's cage as he stands with co-defendants in a makeshift courtroom (Photo: AP)
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Former president Mohamed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood members are to face a fresh trial beginning on 28 January, an appeal court in Cairo has announced.

One hundred and thirty Brotherhood members will be tried alongside Morsi, including senior leaders Mohamed Saad El-Katatni, Essam El-Erian, Mohamed El-Beltagy, and Safwat Hegazy.

They are accused of collaborating with Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah to escape from Wadi El-Natroun prison during the January 2011 uprising and attempting to murder police officers.

Morsi  is now being held in Borg Al-Arab prison in the coastal city of Alexandria.

In December, prosecutors announced the ousted president would be tried for "collaborating with foreign organisations to commit terrorist acts in Egypt and revealing defence secrets to a foreign country," specifying links with Hamas and Hezbollah between 2005 and 2013.

Morsi is also standing in a separate trial for inciting the murder of protesters in clashes outside the presidential palace in December 2012. The next session in that case is scheduled for 8 January. 

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03-01-2014 02:23am
Whole world knows what happened on that day, these fake charges are not going to work
They should prosecute the people who were responsible for the murder of thousands of people in 2011 and this year. Under this fascist regime right now real criminals are out and leadership which protected people from the fascist Junta are behind bar on fake charges.
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03-01-2014 01:22pm
I don't quite understand your negative comments... Morsi and his friends were in prison before 2011... then they escaped.. (even a child in KG1 could work out they deserve to be back there) Morsi and his friends then for a year brought Egypt to it's knees in all sense, They should have been placed back in prison immediately, However, they were allowed to take the country done a huge hole in which we are still in. They released more terrorists from prison (these people are now bombing us!) they replaced the head of the bank of Egypt (to allow their illegal sales in foreign currency) and we are now still feeling the effects of this. This man's followers are not spreading their hate to the universities of Egypt. Every week there are "MB" demonstrations and these people attack citizens and their property. What the authorities have done and continue to do is what is needed to rescue the country. I and millions like me DO NOT wish to lose our economy and lifestyle and become one of the ma

03-01-2014 02:16am
What about trials of crminals who have killed thousands of innocents in 2011 and this year ?
Nothing is going to happen to those real criminals because they are working for this fascist regime.
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