Morsi 'legitimate leader' claim

Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has told a court he is the country's "legitimate president". He appeared with 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood figures charged with inciting the killing of protesters during clashes last year.

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First public sighting of Morsi since military coup

Egyptian state television have broadcast footage of Mohammed Morsi in a Cairo courthouse, in the first public sighting of the ousted leader since he was forced out by the army in July.

The footage also showed Morsi stepping out of a white van surrounded by security forces.

Earlier, Morsi told the court that he remains the "legitimate president" of Egypt prompting the judge to adjourn proceedings.

Mohammed Morsi is charged with inciting the killing of protesters during clashes last December. Credit: APTN
Footage showed Morsi stepping out of a white van dressed in a dark suit. Credit: APTN
The ousted leader was pictured in a cage as he listened to proceedings. Credit: APTN

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