Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi will stand trial for a prison break during the 2011 uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak.

The deposed former leader and 129 others, including members of the Palestinian group Hamas and Lebanon’s Hizbollah, face charges including killing a policeman.

The case relates to a mass prison break during the protests against ex-president Hosni Mubarak.

Several Hamas and Hizbollah members were in jail and escaped during the unrest.

It marks the third set of charges brought against Mr Morsi since he was ousted by the army in July following major demonstrations against his rule.

He also faces trial along with 35 other Muslim Brotherhood leaders over allegations he conspired with foreigners to carry out terrorism in his country.

The investigating judge did not name any members of Hizbollah or Hamas in the latest charges.

Mr Morsi is already standing trial for inciting violence during protests outside the presidential palace a year ago when he was still in office.

The former leader faces a further trial on charges including conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts and divulging military secrets to a foreign state.

He and 35 other top Muslim Brotherhood members are accused of a plot to carry out a campaign of violence in the Sinai Peninsula and beyond, which included an alliance with Hamas and Hizbollah.

The accusations levelled against them could result in their execution.

Mr Morsi – Egypt’s first democratically elected president – was deposed in July by the army following mass protests against his rule.

source: skynews