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Ex-president testifies in jailbreak case: 800 stormed into Egypt from Gaza and freed Hamas, Hezbollah men

December 26, 2018



Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak testifies during a court case in Cairo on Wednesday accusing ousted president Mohamed Morsi of breaking out of prison in 2011. — Reuters
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak testifies during a court case in Cairo on Wednesday accusing ousted president Mohamed Morsi of breaking out of prison in 2011. — Reuters

Cairo — Former Egyptian president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak testified against former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi who is charged with damaging and setting fire to prison buildings, murder and attempted murder, and looting prison weapons depots while allowing prisoners from Hamas, Hezbollah, and other criminals to escape.

Mubarak said that 800 people from different nationalities stormed through Gaza tunnels on the eastern border of Egypt during the January 25 revolution.

“They entered Egyptian land through Gaza and had weapons... They headed toward the prisons to release prisoners belonging to Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood,” Mubarak said.

Mubarak added that they broke into the Wadi El-Natrun prisons as it held prisoners belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.

He said that the perpetrators killed police officers north of Sinai, adding that he has more information but would need permission from the presidency to reveal more.

Egyptians awaited an extraordinary moment on Wednesday when the two former Egyptian presidents appeared together before the Criminal Court in Cairo. — Agencies


December 26, 2018
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