gypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi is standing trial Monday to face charges of inciting violence and murder in connection with clashes in front of the presidential palace in the capital Cairo in December.
The trial, which is not being aired live on state TV, is being held at a heavily-fortified police academy on the outskirts of Cairo Monday morning. It is the same venue used during the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled in a 2011 uprising and is currently under house arrest.
Morsi, 62, is facing charges for the deaths of three out of 11 protesters who were killed in the violent clashes during demonstrations against his constitutional declaration, which gave him vast powers that many believed were steps towards authoritarianism.
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