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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi is held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Egypt: Judge in Morsi's trial adjourns hearing

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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against the Egyptian Army in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)
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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a banner with the word "rabaah," and four raised fingers, which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest against Morsi's trial in front of the supreme constitutional court in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

– Egypt's state TV says the judge in the trial of the country's deposed Islamist president and 14 others has adjourned the hearing soon after it started because the defendants' chants were disrupting the proceedings.

The adjournment – likely to last till later on Monday – came after a two-hours delay in the start of the proceedings.

Security officials inside the courtroom says the delay was caused by Mohammed Morsi's insistence not to change into the prison uniform customarily worn by defendants, part of his refusal to recognize the trial's legitimacy.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Morsi and the others are charged with inciting murder and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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