After chaotic start, trial of ousted Egyptian president Morsi adjourned until Jan. 8
CAIRO — The trial of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi began on a defiant note inside a sealed courtroom on Monday, with Morsi refusing to don the white garments required of defendants here and telling the judges: “I am Dr. Mohamed Morsi, and I am the president of the republic.”
Morsi warned that Egypt’s judiciary was being used as a cover “for a standing military coup,” prompting disorder in the courtroom and cries from some members of the audience for his execution. After two disruptions in the proceedings, presiding judge Ahmed Sabry Youssef adjourned the trial for two months. It is scheduled to resume Jan. 8.