Ousted Egyptian leader defiant at jailbreak trial

Jan 28, 2014, 6:29 AM EST
Egyptian students deploy a giant poster depicting ousted president Mohamed Morsi during a protest at Cairo's university to support Morsi on the first day of his trial on November 4, 2013.
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Egypt's former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has struck a defiant tone at the beginning of his trial over his escape from prison in 2011. Morsi started shouting: "I am the president of the republic, how can I be kept in a dump for weeks?"

 

Background:

Egypt ex-President Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial [BBC]

Egypt's Abdel Fatah al-Sisi given go ahead to run for president [The Guardian]

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