According to an Egyptian court, the true benefactors of Egypt’s democracy were Al Qaeda and Hamas.
Essam El-Erian, Sobhi Saleh and Saad El-Katatni were among senior Brotherhood leaders to escape alongside Morsi, who later became Egyptian president, after unknown assailants stormed Wadi El-Natroun prison during the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.
Thirty-four senior Brotherhood members – including Saad El-Katatni, the leader of its political wing the Freedom and Justice Party – will also be investigated for espionage.
Eleven thousand prisoners escaped and 13 died during the prison break.
The court called on Interpol to arrest the leaders of Lebanese Shia group Hezbollah, Palestinian group Hamas and Al-Qaeda in Sinai for their alleged role in planning and executing the escape.
At a press conference in Ismailiya shortly after the court hearing, the FJP said the case was an attempt to “derail the revolution and serve the counter-revolution.”
These days the Muslim Brotherhood just seems to be recycling old Soviet press releases. But there’s your Arab Spring. Brought to you by Hamas and Al Qaeda.