Court extends deposed Egyptian leader Morsi's detention on jailbreak

Nov. 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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CAIRO, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- An appeals court in Cairo extended the detention of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for 30 days more Monday on charges stemming from the 2011 uprising.

Morsi, who faces a separate trial for inciting violence, is accused of collaborating with Hamas in his escape from Wadi al-Natroun Prison during the uprising that toppled his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, as well as destroying police records and killing security officers, Ahram Online reported.

The judge also added 15 days to the detention of three other Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

About 11,000 inmates escaped from the prison and 13 people died during the breakout Jan. 28, 2011, one of the most violent days of the 18-day revolt.

The army has held Morsi incommunicado since his ouster July 3. He was sent to a prison near Alexandria last week for the first hearing of his trial on charges that include for incitement to murder. The trial was postponed until Jan. 8.

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