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Retrial of Morsi in jailbreak case adjourned to July 15.

FILE- Former President Mohamed Morsi in a trial session -- Press photo CAIRO - 21 June 2018: Cairo Criminal Court put off to July 15 the retrial of ex-president Mohamed Morsi and a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members. They face charges of breaking into jails, attacking security and police facilities and murdering police officers during January 25 Revolution. 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 130 co-defendants also 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.

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