I'm the legitimate leader, Morsi tells court
04 November 2013, 17:34
Cairo - Egypt's deposed president has defiantly told the
court that he is the country's "legitimate" leader and it has no
jurisdiction to try him.
In Monday's trial, Mohammed Morsi made his first public
appearance since the military coup that ousted him on 3 July. The trial was
then adjourned until 8 January to allow defence lawyers to review documents.
Since his ouster, Morsi has been held at a secret military
location. He was flown by helicopter to the trial venue - a police academy in
an eastern Cairo district.
If convicted, Morsi and 14 other defendants in the case
could face the death penalty.