Morsi prison break trial adjourned to Dec 27
Defendants in the mass Wadi al-Natroun prison break trial show Rabaa handsigns Saturday - Salah Said/YOUM7

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 130 other defendants over charges of escaping from the Wadi al-Natroun Prison in January 2011 to Dec. 27, Youm7 reported.

The defendants—including Saad Katatni, former Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and former Brotherhood leaders Mohamed el-Beltagy, Safwat Hegazy and Youssef Qaradawi—are 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 Muslim Brotherhood and jihadists.

The court also decided to renew the jailing of 385 defendants for 45 days pending investigations into violent clashes that took place on Aug. 14 during the dispersal of the Rabaa al-Adaweya and Nahda square sit-ins.

Youm7 reported the defendants are facing charges of using violence against police, weapons possession and harming national security.

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