‘I am president’, Ex-president Morsi Tells Judge

Egypt’s ousted leader Mohammed Morsi went on on trial Monday in Cairo, telling the judge the case is illegitimate as he remains president.

Egyptian television showed footage of Mohammed Morsi arriving at court
Egyptian television showed footage of Mohammed Morsi arriving at court

Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood figures face charges of inciting the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012.

After Mr Morsi’s remarks and his refusal to wear a uniform, the judge adjourned the trial until 8 January.

He was then flown to Burj al-Arab prison in Alexandria, state TV said.

Earlier reports had suggested that he would be taken to Tora prison on the outskirts of Cairo. Until now he had been held at a secret military location.

Protests took place outside the court and elsewhere in Cairo.

Mr Morsi was ousted by the military in July after protests against his rule.

Early on Monday Mr Morsi was brought into the sprawling Police Academy compound by helicopter. Other defendants, including Essam el-Erian, Mohammed al-Beltagi and Ahmed Abdel Aatie, were said to have arrived in armoured personnel carriers.

 Adapted From BBC

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