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Egypt prosecutors quiz Mursi over prison break

Published on Jul 14, 2013 8:30 PM

CAIRO (AFP) - Investigators began questioning Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Mursi and members of his Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday over their escape from jail during the 2011 uprising, judicial sources told AFP.

The move came after prosecutors received criminal complaints against Mr Mursi and other senior Islamists, and as caretaker premier Hazem El-Beblawi resumed talks on forming his cabinet.

Prominent liberal leader Mohammed ElBaradei, who assisted in the talks premier Beblawi began a day earlier with ministerial candidates, was sworn in as interim vice-president for foreign relations, the presidency said.

Sunday's inquiry relates to the escape by Mr Mursi and dozens of Brotherhood members from Wadi Natrun prison during the uprising that ended former president Hosni Mubarak's three-decade rule.

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