Mohammed Morsi in Cairo court
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Egypt: Morsi trial begins amid tight security

A new trial of the former Egyptian president, Mohammed Morsi, has begun in Cairo.

He is charged with organising a mass prison break during the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, as well as murdering police officers during the breakout.

Mr Morsi and other defendants in the case are appearing in a sound-proofed glass box during the trial. He will only be permitted to address the court after raising his hand.

The BBC's Sally Nabil, who is outside the courtroom, said security around the court is tight.

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