Egypt Court Damands Sami Shehab Arrest, Says Hizbullah, Hamas Helped 2011 Jailbreakإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
An Egyptian court said on Sunday that Hizbullah and Hamas helped prisoners, including current President Mohammed Morsi, escape during the 2011 uprising.
The head of the court in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya asked the state prosecutor to investigate the circumstances of the January 2011 breakout from the Wadi Natrun prison, northwest of the capital.
He said that the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which Morsi hails, had organized the escape with members of Hamas and Hizbullah.
The court also called on the state prosecutor to ask Interpol to circulate an arrest warrant for Sami Shehab, a Hizbullah official who had been convicted of plotting attacks in Egypt and who was serving a prison sentence at Wadi Natrun before escaping, along with members of Hamas.
Morsi said at the time that there had been no need for he and 33 other members of the Brotherhood to escape as the people "opened the doors" for them.