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February 23, 2014 8:20 am

From Courtroom Dock, Morsi Urges Supporters to Continue ‘Revolution’

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A protest against former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in Egypt on June 28, 2013. Egypt's new draft constitution de-emphasizes Sharia law and is an improvement over the 2012 constitution of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood government, Egyptian Christians and human rights groups say. Photo: Lilian Wagdy via Wikimedia Commons.

AFP – Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi Saturday urged supporters from a courtroom dock to press their “revolution”, as a protest movement demanding his reinstatement shrinks in the face of a crackdown.

The defiant call came during Morsi’s trial on charges related to jailbreaks and attacks on police, as a separate court acquitted six police officers of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising against his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

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