File photo taken on Feb. 6, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt, shows Egypt's then President Mohamed Morsi during the summit of the 56-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). A top Egyptian court has ordered the detention of ousted Islamist-oriented President Mohamed Morsi for 15 days for investigations over charges of spying and jailbreak, official media reported on Friday July 26. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
CAIRO, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi was referred Saturday to a criminal court over charges of 2011 prison break, state-run Ahram website reported.
Morsi will stand trial along with more than 130 other Muslim Brotherhood members, and members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas for storming the Wady al-Natroun prison and kidnapping and killing police officers during the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor Honsi Mubarak.
This is the third time for the Islamist leader to be referred to a criminal court, as he faces additional charges related to inciting violence and murdering against protesters outside the presidential palace in early December 2012.
He will be tried also over espionage charges along with the Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badei and Badei's two deputies Khairat al-Shater and Mahmoud Ezzat, former parliament speaker Saad al- Katatni and others.
Those Islamist top leaders were accused of spying and revealing classified military information to foreign bodies including Hamas as well as financing terrorism.
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