Mursi’s detention prolonged over prison break investigation

An injured supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi carries a poster of Mursi as they run from tear gas fired by riot police during clashes on the Sixth of October Bridge over the Ramsis square area in central Cairo in this July 15, 2013. (File photo: Reuters)

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.

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