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Morsi lawyers request testimony of military leaders in 'jailbreak' case

August 24, 2014 at 11:59 am

The defence panel of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi in the case dubbed as “the Wadi al-Natroun Jailbreak Trial” has requested the testimony of a number of military leaders who were serving as members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces during the 25 January Revolution.

The request came during Saturday’s court session in which Morsi and 130 others are standing trial on charges of orchestrating prison breaks during the revolution.

Lawyer Mohamed Al-Damaty requested the summoning of General Ahmed Wasfy the commander of Egypt’s Second Army Division, the Commander of the Military Police Hamdy Badeen and the commander of the Central Military Region Hassan al-Ruwaini, to hear their testimony regarding the case.

The trial has been adjourned until 15 September pending hearing of testimonies.