I’m Egypt’s ‘legitimate’ leader, defiant Mohammed Morsi tells trial, says it’s a cover for ‘military coup’ ~
Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press, National Post.
CAIRO, Egypt — After four months in secret detention, Egypt’s deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court’s authority to try him Monday, saying he was the country’s “legitimate” leader and those that overthrew him should face charges instead. The trial was then adjourned until Jan. 8 after several interruptions.
President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, had been held at an undisclosed location since the military ousted him in a coup on July 3.
Looking healthy, Morsi appeared in court wearing a dark blue…
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