Morsy ‘prison break’ trial postponed to 23 August

Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Monday the trial of 131 Muslim Brotherhood figures including toppled president Mohamed Morsy, elements of Hamas, Hizbollah as well as other groups over breaking into Egyptian prisons during the 25 January 2011 revolution to 23 August.

The case is known in the media as the "Wadi al-Natrun prison break" case.

In Monday's sessiion, the court heard testimonies of the prosecution's witnesses.

The suspects face charges of breaking into Egyptian prisons, smuggling inmates and killing policemen and prisoners in Wadi al-Natrun and Abu Zaabal prisons during 2011.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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