Ousted Egyptian leader Morsi tells trial: "I am president"
The trial of the ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has been adjourned until the new year after Morsi refused to recognize the court.
Morsi and 14 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood face charges of inciting the killing of protestors in Cairo last December.
If convicted, Morsi could face the death penalty.
Morsi, who refused to wear a prison uniform for the trial, told the judges that the case was illegitimate since he remains president.
"I am Dr. Mohammed Morsy. I am the president of the RepublicWe are in a state, not a camp. Down with military rule. I am a witness that what is happening is a part of a military coup. I ask the Egyptian judiciary to not act as a cover for the military coup."
The court was halted for nearly an hour as members of the Brotherhood chanted "down with military rule."
The judge adjourned Morsi's case to January 8th.
Morsi has since been transferred to a prison in Alexandria.
It's the second time Egypt has put an ousted president on trial since the Arab Spring of 2011.
Morsi's brief appearance took place in the same police academy hall where Hosni Mubarak faced a retrial over his convictions for killing protestors.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News.
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