Mohammed Morsi in court
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Egypt ex-President Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial

Egypt's former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has struck a defiant tone at the beginning of his trial over his escape from prison in 2011.

Mr Morsi started shouting: "I am the president of the republic, how can I be kept in a dump for weeks?"

Egypt's first freely elected president was deposed by the military in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 28 Jan 2014
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