State TV broadcasts recordings from Morsy trial

State television have broadcast images from Monday morning’s chaotic trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsy.
The footage shows Morsy, appearing in good health and in a blue suit, arriving at the court surrounded by police and security officials. 
Other footage shows some of the other 14 co-defendants, also accused of inciting violence outside the Ettehadiya presidential palace in December 2012, making the four-fingered Rabaa al-Adaweya salute.
The gesture is a reference to the main pro-Morsy sit-in established in Nasr City following the Islamist president’s July overthrow where hundreds of pro-Morsy supporters were killed in a violent crackdown by the interim government.
At one point, Morsy could be seen striding over to a television camera from inside his cage, saying something.
An informed source at the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) earlier revealed state TV would air the recorded trial of deposed President Mohamed Morsy.
Morsy’s trial was adjourned twice and then postponed until 8 January on Monday.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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