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Egypt extends deposed president's detention

Egyptian judge orders President Morsi to be detained for 15 more days

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    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sits near by a sand bags barricade at the gate of the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsia holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Army during a protest at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Security officials said police would besiege the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as Monday morning. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sleep their tent at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi listens to a speech at the main stage in the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Security members of a group of supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsia holding a sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque train near a sandbag barricade in Nasser City, where protesters have installed one of their camps in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morssi chant slogans against the Egyptian Army during a protest at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during their sit-in around Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Army during a protest at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Security officials said police would besiege the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as Monday morning. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sleeps near a tent at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    Supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is seen during a protest at the sit-in at Rabaa Al-Adawiya mosque, which is fortified with multiple walls of bricks, tires, metal barricades and sandbags, where protesters have installed their camp in Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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CAIRO — An Egyptian official says a judge has ordered ousted President Mohammed Morsi to be detained for 15 more days, as investigations continue into charges that he conspired with Palestinian militants during the country’s 2011 uprising.

The judicial official says Judge Hassan Samir made his decision today while looking into accusations that Morsi colluded with Hamas to break out of the Wadi al-Natroun prison west of Cairo along with 33 other members of his Muslim Brotherhood group.

Morsi has been held, largely incommunicado, since the military toppled him on July 3 after millions took to the streets demanding that he leave.

This is the second time his detention has been renewed. The first was on July 26.

The official spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to brief the media.

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