Ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s “Prison Break” trial which took place Wednesday has been postponed to November 30.
Morsi and 130 other defendants, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders, are charged with escaping from Wadi El-Natrun Prison on 29 January 2011, during the opening days of the 25 January Revolution.
The defendants are accused of damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder, attempted murder, and looting prison weapons depots at three separate Egyptian prisons as well
Prosecution investigations have shown that the prison break occurred when 800 heavily armed foreigners affiliated with Hamas and Hezbollah entered Egypt from Gaza through tunnels. The group was later divided to fragments to attack Wadi El-Natrun Prison in Beheira governorate and Abou Zaabal and Al-Marg Prisons in Cairo.
The group is accused of killing over 50 policemen and prisoners, freeing another 20,000 prisoner, vandalising and stealing police equipment.
Morsi is a defendant in four other cases. Two of them are espionage cases, one involving Qatari intelligence and the other involving an Islamist group.
The verdicts on all the five cases are yet to be received.