Trial Of Egypts Morsi Could Fuel Political Tensions
Egypt's deposed President Mohammed Morsi is accused of conspiracy.

Deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi will stand trial to face allegations that he conspired with Hamas and Hezbollah.

Morsi is accused of having conspired with the Palestinian militant group Hamas and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to "smuggle arms, organise military training for group members, and to stir chaos and threaten national security", the Telegraph reported.

Morsi, together with other inmates, escaped from prison during a 2011 uprising against the then president Hosni Mubarak.

Prosecutors have alleged the jailbreaks were carried out by Palestinian and Lebanese armed groups, who had members imprisoned under Mubarak.

The Muslim Brotherhood had been allegedly involved in smuggling weapons and providing its members with training from factions of Hezbollah and Iranians. They are also said to have allowed members to enter Gaza through tunnels in the Sinai.

Prosecutors have labelled the trial as the "biggest case in Egypt's history of conspiring against Egypt".

Morsi faces also charges for inciting the death of protesters who demanded new elections in December 2012.

The protesters had gathered outside the presidential palace calling for Morsi's removal. The Brotherhood's leaders called on members to rally to his defence.

However, Morsi's recent trial was postponed to February 1 as bad weather conditions impeded the deposed president to attend the second session.

Osama Morsi, Morsi's son, told The Daily Telegraph: "This is a continuation of the farce of fabricating charges against the elected president.

"We have not been allowed to visit the president, which is a violation of the law. We don't have information about his condition in the prison.

"These are baseless, silly charges, and an attempt to tarnish his image. It's an attempt to consolidate the pillars of the coup against the will of the people."

Morsi was Egypt's democratic elected president after protests led to the deposition of former President Mubarak.

Morsi's regime was deposed when the army took over the lead of the country.

Morsi's ousting has led to some of the worst violence in Egypt: more than 1,000 people have died in violence since his overthrow.

Egypt has voted in a two-day referendum a new constitution, which will lead to new democratic elections.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the army chief who backed Morsi's removal, is likely to run for the presidency.