Thursday 23 November 2017

Trial of Egypt's Morsi adjourned

A riot policeman stands guard behind barbed wire outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi will be held in Cairo, Egypt
A riot policeman stands guard behind barbed wire outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi will be held in Cairo, Egypt
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi raises his hands with four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi raise their hands with four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi wears a button showing four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque
A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the "Rabaa" sign, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August

Egypt's deposed president Mohammed Morsi has told a court he is the country's "legitimate" leader and it has no jurisdiction to try him.

The trial in Cairo was then adjourned until January 8 to allow defence lawyers to review documents. It was Morsi's first public appearance since the military coup that ousted him on July 3.

Since he was ousted Morsi has been held at a secret military location. He was flown by helicopter to the trial venue - a police academy in an eastern district of Cairo.

If convicted, Morsi and 14 other defendants in the case could face the death penalty.

Press Association

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