Egypt's state TV shows footage of Morsi in court

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This image made from video broadcast on Egyptian State Television shows ousted President Mohammed Morsi speaking from inside a mesh cage as he stands with other defendants during a court hearing at a police academy compound in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. After four months in secret detention, Egypt's deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him Monday, saying he was the country's "legitimate" leader and those that overthrew him should face charges instead. The trial was then adjourned until Jan. 8 after several interruptions.(AP Photo/Egyptian State Television via AP video)

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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state television has aired video clips of the deposed Islamist president arriving in court for his trial on charges of incitement of murder.

One clip shows Mohammed Morsi emerging from a minibus outside the courtroom on Monday, buttoning up his dark blue jacket as he steps out of the vehicle. He is flanked by burly policemen. Another clip shows his co-defendants standing in two lines like a guard of honor and applauding Morsi as he joins them in the defendants' cage.

The footage had no audio. Independent photographers and video journalists were not allowed in the courtroom.

Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president, had been held at an undisclosed location since his ouster in a military coup on July 3. Monday marked his first public appearance.

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