Morsi 2011 jailbreak investigated
12 July 2013, 08:49
Cairo - Officials say prosecutors will investigate
allegations that Egypt's ousted president escaped from prison during the
2011 revolution with help from the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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
Mohammed Morsi and more than 30 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders.
question of whether Hamas helped them escape amid the chaos surrounding
the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak has been debated in the media
Hamas denied any role. Morsi says local residents helped him escape.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.
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