Monday, November 4, 2013

Bold Mursi Tells Egypt Court "I'm Still President;" His Trial Is Postponed Until Jan. 8 Due to Chaos

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi told an Egyptian court today (November 4, 2013) that he is still the country's president, as his trial was put back until January 8, 2014, amid chaotic court  scenes, according to the Euro News website.

Proceedings in Cairo were first delayed after the deposed leader -- who is charged with inciting the killing of protesters -- refused to wear a white prison uniform, instead wearing a dark suit.

As the trial began, Mursi interrupted the session repeatedly, chanting "down with military rule." He also gave the Muslim Brotherhood hand gesture to express his disgust at a raid in August on a protest camp by security forces, who shot dead more than 200 people there at the height of their action against the Islamists.

Amid the noise and disruption the judge announced the trial's adjournment. Mursi was then flown to a jail in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria.

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