Egypt refers ousted Morsy to third trial
Egypt’s prosecutors have referred ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsy to a third trial, on charges of organising prison breaks during the 2011 uprising and abducting policemen in collaboration with foreign militants.
These charges are separate from two other trials that Mr. Morsy already faces over inciting the killings of his opponents and for conspiring with foreign groups to destabilise Egypt.
Egypt’s Investigative Judge Hassan Samir on Saturday referred Mr. Morsy and 129 others for the new trial. Other suspects include members of Mr. Morsy’s Muslim Brotherhood group, members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Saturday’s case refers to Mr. Morsy’s jailbreak with other Brotherhood leaders that took place in January 2011, during the uprising against his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.
No date has been set for the trial.