CAIRO: Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi has been detained over alleged contacts with the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas to help in his escape from prison in 2011, the official state news agency reported on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood has announced that the detention of Morsi signals the return of former dictator Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
The news agency reported that Morsi has been detained for 15 days for investigation into the charges, adding that his detention can be extended as the inquiry continues. The news agency indicated that Morsi has already been interrogated.
Morsi is being investigated over allegations of collaborating with Hamas ”to carry out anti-state acts, attacking police stations, army officers and storming prisons, setting fire to one prison and enabling inmates to flee, including himself, as well as premeditated killing of officers , soldiers and prisoners”, the news agency reported.