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Egypt's Chief Prosecutor Abdul Majid Mahmoud has decided on the trial of both ousted president Mohamed Mursi and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) on charges of "collaboration with foreign powers, intelligence gathering and jail escape".
The Ismailiya Court of Appeals last week sent the case file on "the jail escape of Ikhwan leaders from Wadi el-Natroun Prison during the January 25 revolution through satellite connection with the Hamas movement" to the chief prosecutor's office.
One day after the Supreme Judicial Council approved his "reinstallation to duty", Chief Prosecutor Mahmoud decided on hearing the case. Mursi is expected to be questioned in the case within 48 hours.
Unidentified gunmen stormed a number of prisons including the Wadi el-Natroun prison on January 28, 2011, freeing many Ikhwan leaders, including Mursi.
Mursi had dismissed Abdul Majid Mahmoud, who had been appointed by the ousted leader Hosni Mubarak, and appointed Talat Abdullah in his stead in November 2012, and Mahmoud filed a lawsuit defending that his dismissal was against the law.
The Egyptian army is currently keeping Mursi under house arrest in Cairo.
Prior to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution which toppled Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood had been outlawed and persecuted for six decadesGüncelleme Tarihi: 05 Temmuz 2013, 18:20