Egypt: Morsi's trial adjourned until Jan. 8

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Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, waves from a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, eastern Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 16, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 others to death including Badie, as well as one of the Arab world's best known Islamic scholars, the Qatar-based Youssef al-Qaradawi. Badie was sentenced to death in another case in April. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)
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Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader, Mohammed Badie wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, waves from a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, eastern Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 16, 2015. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced ousted President Mohammed Morsi and over 100 others to death including Badie, as well as one of the Arab world's best known Islamic scholars, the Qatar-based Youssef al-Qaradawi. Badie was sentenced to death in another case in April. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's deposed president has defiantly told the court that he is the country's "legitimate" leader and it has no jurisdiction to try him.

In Monday's trial, Mohammed Morsi made his first public appearance since the military coup that ousted him on July 3. The trial was then adjourned until Jan. 8 to allow defense lawyers to review documents.

Since his ouster, Morsi has been held at a secret military location. He was flown by helicopter to the trial venue — a police academy in an eastern Cairo district.

If convicted, Morsi and 14 other defendants in the case could face the death penalty.

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