CAIRO: The North Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 130 other defendants in the Wadi al-Natroun prison break case to Oct. 29 to continue hearing witnesses, Youm7 reported.
The trial is headed by Judge Shabaan Al-Shamy and is being conducted at the Police Academy. Saturday, Morsi argued with the judges, and told them he is not convinced with one of the witness testimonies.
Morsi said the testimony of Hassan Abdel Rahman, the former chief of the State Security Investigations Service (SSI), should not be considered, and described Abdel Rahman as “the real criminal who deserves to be on trial.”
Morsi’s short statement encouraged his codefendants, and they applauded him, forcing the judges to switch off their microphones, according to Youm7.
During his statement in a previous session, Abdel Rahman said “agents” from the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Sinai Bedouins were involved in breaking into Wadi al-Natroun prison during the January 25 Revolution.
These groups gained access to the database of the national Homeland Security, he claimed.
Abdel Rahman stated that on Jan. 29, some Palestinians and members of Lebanese Hezbollah arranged with Sinai Bedouins to enter Egypt through the Sinai, and launched a severe attack on security institutions in South Sinai and stole military equipment and ammunition.
Additional reporting by Ahmed Ismail