Egypt: Morsi to be probed for 2011 prison break

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Cairo: Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi along with other members of the Muslim Brotherhood faces investigation over their escape from prison during the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

As per an agency report, prosecutors will investigate allegations that Morsi escaped from prison with help from the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

According to AP, "The officials say chief prosecutor Hesham Barakat has collected testimonies from a court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia that will be the base for an investigation by state security prosecutors into the jailbreak by Mohamed Morsi and more than 30 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders."


Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders were arrested on January 28, 2011 and held in the Wadi Natroun prison north of Cairo, until they escaped two days later.

Supporters of the ousted Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi

Supporters of the ousted Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi hold a huge Egyptian flag during a demonstration before the Friday prayer in Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 12, 2013. Thousands of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood are demonstrating in a Cairo square, waving pictures of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

Yemeni women hold posters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi

Yemeni women hold posters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi with Arabic writing reads "We support the legitimacy." as they march during a rally supporting Morsi in Sanaa, Yemen.

Mohammed Badie speaks

Muslim Brotherhood's General Guide Mohammed Badie speaks onstage as military helicopters fly overhead before tens of thousands of supporters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013, his first in public speech since president Mohammed Morsi's ouster.

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted President

Supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi clash near Maspero, Egypt's state tv and radio station is located, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013. Tens of thousands of Islamists streamed across a Nile River bridge toward Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Meanwhile, Hamas has denied any role in helping Morsi from escaping amid the chaos surrounding the uprising. Morsi has said that local residents helped him escape.

Since Morsi's government was toppled by military from power on July 3, he has been away from public eyes.

On Thursdsay, Morsi's foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty said Morsi is in a safe place, for his safety, and he is being treated with dignity.

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