Morsi Faces Trial Over Egypt Prison Break

December 21, 2013 9:50 AM

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Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi will stand trial for a prison break during the 2011 uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak.

The deposed former leader and 129 others, including members of the Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon's Hizbollah, face charges including killing a policeman.

The case relates to a mass prison break during the protests against ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

It marks the third set of charges brought against Morsi since he was ousted by the army in July following major demonstrations against his rule.

He also faces trial along with 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over allegations he conspired with foreigners to carry out terrorism in his country.

The investigating judge did not name any members of Hizbollah or Hamas in the latest charges.

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