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Egyptian state TV shows footage of Mursi, first since ouster

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 - 01:07

Nov. 4 - Egyptian TV airs video of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in court, his first public sighting since his ouster in July. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE, THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT IS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Egyptian state television on Monday aired footage of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in a cage in a Cairo courthouse where he was on trial on charges of inciting violence. It was the first public sighting of Mursi since he was ousted by the army on July 3 after mass protests against his rule. The footage also showed Mursi, dressed in a dark suit, stepping out of a white van surrounded by security forces. No sound accompanied the footage. Mursi struck a defiant tone in court, chanting 'Down with military rule', and calling himself the country's only 'legitimate' president. The video also showed him inside, behind bars, shouting out while some of the other defendants in his trial, dressed in white, made the four-fingered Raba'a sign in solidarity with the Muslim Brotherhood. An angry Mursi interrupted the session repeatedly, prompting a judge to eventually adjourn the trial, which barely got underway, until January 8. Hundreds of his supporters gathered outside the court building. One sign read "The will of the people has been raped", a reference to the army takeover. The now-banned Muslim Brotherhood has said it will not abandon the street protests it has staged to pressure the army to reinstate Mursi.

Egyptian state TV shows footage of Mursi, first since ouster

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 - 01:07

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