Egypt’s Morsi urges ‘revolution’ from caged dock
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Egypt’s Morsi urges ‘revolution’ from caged dock

Former Islamist president calls out to his supporters during his trial on charges related to jailbreaks and attacks on police

A supporter of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi reads the Quran as she sits next to a tent with posters of Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, in August.  (photo credit: AP/Khalil Hamra)
A supporter of Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi reads the Quran as she sits next to a tent with posters of Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, in August. (photo credit: AP/Khalil Hamra)

CAIRO — Egypt’s deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi called on his followers Saturday to continue their “peaceful revolution”, during his trial on charges related to jailbreaks and attacks on police.

Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood still stages diminishing weekly protests despite a crackdown that has killed more than 1,400 people since the military overthrew him in July.

The court adjourned the trial, one of four for Morsi, until February 24.

A defiant Morsi had interrupted past hearings to declare that he was still Egypt’s president, having been democratically elected a year before his overthrow.

“The revolution of the people won’t stop — continue your peaceful revolution,” he said from the dock on Saturday.

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