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Court adjourns Morsi retrial in jailbreak case to Oct. 10.

FILE - Mohamed Morsi CAIRO - 26 Sept 2018: The Cairo Criminal Court on Wednesday adjourned to October 10 the retrial of ex-president Mohamed Morsi and 25 members of the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood group over charges of assaulting security and police facilities in the case related to mass jail breaks in 2011. In June 2015, Cairo Criminal Court issued a death sentence in the case against Morsi, MB supreme guide Mohamed Badie and other key figures of the terrorist group. In November 2016, the Court of Cassation annulled the sentence and ordered a retrial of the defendants. Morsi and other co-defendants face charges of damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder and attempted murder, and looting prison weapons depots while allowing prisoners from the "Hamas movement, Lebanon's Hezbollah, jihadists, Brotherhood [members] and other criminals" to break out of jails. The charges are linked to the escape of more than 20,000 inmates from three Egyptian prisons during the early days of the 2011 revolution. Others accused in the prison break case include senior Brotherhood leaders Mohamed Saad el Katatni, Essam el Erian and Mohamed el Beltagy.

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