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2011 Morsi case revived for new investigation

Ousted ruler had escaped from jail during uprising

CAIRO — Egypt’s rulers gave new credence on Thursday to a court case against the ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, and members of the Muslim Brotherhood over their escape from prison during the uprising that toppled Morsi’s predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

The case was transferred from an appeals court to the State Security prosecutor for further investigation. No charges have been filed as yet. Its acceptance by powerful prosecutors follows the arrest of many Muslim Brotherhood members and is a new blow to the group by the military-backed government.

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