Mohamed Morsi - File photo Mohamed Morsi - File photo

Retrial of Morsi on jailbreak charges delayed

Mon, Oct. 16, 2017
CAIRO, Oct 16 (MENA) - Cairo Criminal Court has adjourned until Saturday the retrial of former president Mohamed Morsi and other members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group on prison break charges.

The defendants face charges of attacking police facilities and killing police officers in the wake of the January 25 Revolution in collaboration with the international Muslim Brotherhood organization, Lebanon's Hezbollah and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

In November 2016, the Cassation Court overruled previous sentences that were handed down against the defendants by Cairo Criminal Court, ordering a retrial.

In June 2015, Cairo Criminal Court had sentenced to death Morsi, supreme guide of the MB group Mohamed Badie, his deputy Rashad el Bayoumi, MB member Mohie Hamed, MB leader Esssam el Eryan and former parliament speaker Mohamed el Katatny.

Twenty other defendants had been sentenced to life in prison in the same case.

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