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Posted: Feb 1, 2014 3:22 AM

Updated: Feb 1, 2014 3:22 AM

CAIRO (AP) Egypt's official news agency says the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and 14 others, all accused of inciting the killing of protesters in 2012, has resumed.

The agency's report gave no details on Saturday's proceedings, held in a makeshift courtroom in the national police academy in eastern Cairo.

The trial is one of four the Islamist Morsi and top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood face. The charges they face mostly carry the death penalty.

Morsi was ousted by a popularly backed military coup on July 3.

The charges against the defendants stem from violence outside the presidential palace in December 2012 when his supporters attacked protesters staging a sit-in. The clashes killed at least 10 people. The defendants are charged with inciting the killing of three of those protesters.

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