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Mursi’s detention prolonged over prison break investigation

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Former Egyptian Islamist President Mohammad Mursi will be detained for 30 more days which investigations into his escape from prison during the 2011 uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.

Mursi and other senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood escaped from Wadi el-Natroun prison, situated north of Cairo, during the uprising, according to Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram.

On 26 July, Mursi was detained for 15 days over allegations the escape was planned in collaboration with Hamas and Hezbollah.

Mursi has been detained at a secret location by authorities since he was ousted by the army on 3 July following mass protests against his rule across the country.