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Ousted Egypt leader's trial adjourned for a month

January 28, 2014
Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency says the second trial of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi over charges related to 2011 prison breaks has been adjourned for nearly a month.

The agency says the judges decided to postpone the trial until Feb. 22 to allow the lawyers time to review the case's files.

Morsi and 130 other defendants are accused of organizing prison breaks during the height of the 18-days uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

More than 20,000 inmates, including Morsi and Brotherhood leaders, escaped from prison following one of the most violent days of the uprising that eventually led to the virtual collapse of the police and their withdrawal from the streets.

Morsi was later elected president but was overthrown on July 3 after a year in power.

 
 

 

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