CAIRO- Morsi faces charges of helping prisoners – including himself – break out of Wadi Natrun prison during the 2011 revolution
Ousted President Mohamed Morsi and 34 others were referred to court on Saturday to face jailbreak charges.
Morsi, who is currently being held at Alexandria’s Borg al-Arab Prison, faces charges of helping prisoners – including himself – break out of Wadi Natrun prison during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, which toppled longstanding autocrat Hosni Mubarak.
The men are also accused of assaulting security forces and police building, murder, theft and sabotaging public property.
Morsi’s supporters insist that the charges against the ousted president – like those leveled against other Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Islamist figures – are politically motivated.
Morsi, for his part, says he still represents Egypt’s legitimate president and refuses to recognize the legality of his trial, for which he has declined to take on any formal legal representation.