Morsi jailbreak trial adjourned to June 28
former President Mohamed Morsi During sunday trial - YOUM7/Ahmed Ramadan

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court Sunday adjourned to June 28 the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 130 other defendants over charges in the 2011 Wadi al-Natroun prison break case.

The trial has been adjourned to continue hearing the testimonies of prosecution witnesses.

The defendants, including Saad Katatni, former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and former MB leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy, Safwat Hegazy and Youssef Qaradawi, are also accused of damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder, attempted murder and the looting of prison weapons.

They are also accused of freeing dangerous criminals, including alleged members of Hezbollah, Hamas, the MB and jihadists.

The first trial session was held Jan. 28. During the session, the Public Prosecution said 800 members of Hamas and Hezbollah committed acts that harmed the sovereignty of the country. The prosecution also alleged Hamas and Hezbollah members fired heavy weapons from the Gaza border and bombed checkpoints and natural gas pipelines during the 2011 January 25 Revolution in addition to destroying government facilities.

Twenty-two defendants in the case are imprisoned pending trial and the rest are being tried in absentia. These include alleged members of Hamas and Hezbollah. The trial was held at the Police Academy.

Additional reporting by Ahmed Ismail

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