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Morsi’s ‘prison break’ trial adjourned to 25 February

Defence argues defendants were forced to walk out of prison


Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Presidential Ahmed El-Malky/DNE
Egyptian ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Presidential
Ahmed El-Malky/DNE

The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Monday the trial in the case widely known as the “prison break” trial, against ousted president Mohamed Morsi and 130 others, to a 25 February session.

The case dates back to the early days of the 25 January Revolution in 2011, whereby the prosecution accuses Morsi and 34 Muslim Brotherhood members of escaping from Wadi El-Natrun prison.

The defence in Monday’s session challenged the testimony of former head of the State Security Agency general Hassan Abdel Rahman, describing it as “forged,” state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

The defence also argued that the defendants did not willingly escape, but were rather forced to walk out of the prison.

State media previously reported that Morsi does not recognise the trial, and that he described the process as “lacking jurisdiction and authority”. The former president has been in custody since his ouster by the military on 3 July, 2013, and is a co-defendant in three other trials. He is yet to receive a verdict in any of his trials.

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