Morsi 'does not recognize' authority of court due to try him

October 29, 2013 02:21

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected the authority of the court that will try him next week for incitement to murder, AFP quoted his supporters as saying on Monday.

"No lawyers will be defending president Mohamed Morsi, neither Egyptians nor foreigners, because the president does not recognize the trial or any action and processes that result from the coup," the Anti-Coup Alliance said in a statement.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected leader, was overthrown by the military on July 3 after a year-long rule amid massive protests against him and his Islamist party, the Muslim Brotherhood.

He is expected to stand trial on November 4 with 14 others for incitement to murder in connection with deadly clashes between his supporters and opponents outside the presidential palace in Cairo in December 2012.

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