Morsi and 14 other defendants are charged with inciting the killing of protesters outside the Ittihadiya Presidential Palace.

The Cairo Criminal Court decided to adjourn Morsi's trial to March 1 as it awaits the report of a three-party committee formed to review video evidence attached by the prosecution, the Egypt Independent reported.

Morsi, 62, was present in court on Wednesday and like in previous hearings he was inside a soundproof glass dock to prevent him from interrupting proceedings.

In several hearings in other cases, Morsi has struck a defiant tone by insisting he was still the "legitimate" head of Egypt and a political prisoner.

During Wednesday's hearing, the court agreed to let lawyer Tharwet Marhoum defend Morsi after he refused to hire anyone to defend himself.

Marhoum was assigned by the Bar Association after the court asked it to hire an attorney for Morsi, the state-run news agency reported.

The court also postponed witness testimony scheduled for Wednesday's hearing after Morsi's defence requested more time to prepare for cross examination.

In the last hearing, the court set March 1 as a deadline for the Egyptian Radio and TV Union to submit a technical report about videos submitted by prosecutors which depicted scenes of the clashes outside Ittihadiya.

Morsi is also facing separate trials on charges related to 2011 jailbreaks, espionage and conspiring with foreign groups like Hamas and Hezbollah to commit terror acts and insulting the judiciary.

He could be sentenced to death if convicted on several of the charges.

Leading Brotherhood figures including Freedom and Justice Party Vice-Chief Essam al-Erian and Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagy are also involved in the trial for inciting the killing of protesters.

At least ten people were killed during the protests triggered by a presidential decree that expanded Morsi's powers.


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