Egypt's ousted President Morsi sent to Tora prison south of Cairo where former President Mubarak had been held http://t.co/giv8QWd43P
Updated – Nov. 4, 7:02 a.m., ET
The trial of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 14 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood has been adjourned until Jan. 8, 2014.
The trial started two hours late on Monday morning, and was quickly adjourned. It’s been reported that interruption was caused by Morsi refusing to put on a prison uniform and the defendants chanting that the trial was not legitimate. Egyptian officials have said that Morsi told the judge that he was the “legitimate president” and that he rejected the trial.
Morsi and the other defendants have been charged with inciting violence and causing the deaths of protestors. If he is found guilty, Egypt’s first democratically elected president could face a life sentence or even the death penalty.
Sky News reports that 20,000 police officers have been deployed to maintain order during the trial and that hundreds of Morsi supporters have gathered outside the trial venue to show their support.