Morsi trial over Egypt jailbreak set for Jan 28
CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi and 130 others, including Hamas members, will go on trial on Jan 28 over a jailbreak during the 2011 uprising, judicial sources said on Thursday.
The prosecution said last month there were a total of 132 defendants, all of whom were also accused of murdering police officers.
It said almost 70 of the defendants belonged to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah.
The trial, set to begin exactly three years after the prison break, will be the third for Morsi on various charges, amid a crackdown on his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement following his July ouster by the army.