Egypt: Morsi trial, Hamas rejects 'insulting charges'

Charges of involvement in 'politically motivated' jailbreak

29 January, 11:59

    (ANSAmed) - GAZA, JANUARY 29 - Charges alleging that Hamas was involved in a jailbreak at the beginning of the 2011 Egyptian revolution made at a trial against ousted President Mohamed Morsi which opened Tuesday in Cairo are 'insulting and groundless', a Hamas official in Gaza, Salah al-Bardwil, said on Wednesday.

    Commenting information according to which Hamas helped Morsi escape the prison where he was being held, al-Bardawil said such claims were 'politically motivated' with the aim of slandering his movement.

    Egyptian accusations against Hamas, complained al-Bardawil, have been repeated over the past few months. 'The attempt to twist the image of a resistance movement which is fighting for the honor of the whole Islamic Nation is shameful', he said.

    According to sources quoted by the local press, two leaders with the armed wing of Hamas were named in Egypt as the alleged organizers of the jailbreak of ex-president Morsi. One of them, Hamas responded, was at the time himself in jail while the other was not on Egyptian territory.(ANSAmed).

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