In this July 13, 2012 file photo, then Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to reporters at the presidential palace in Cairo. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)
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The trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president on charges of inciting the murder of protesters was adjourned Wednesday until next month, after security officials said heavy fog grounded the helicopter meant to bring Mohammad Morsi to court.Two defense lawyers in the case of Morsi, 13 leading Muslim Brotherhood members and an Islamist accused the government of trying to keep the toppled president out of the public eye ahead of a coming constitutional referendum. Wednesday's hearing was to be Morsi's second court appearance since his ouster in a popularly-backed military coup on July 3 .Under Egyptian law, a defendant in a criminal trial must be in court for hearings to proceed.Morsi's hearing came less than a week before Egyptians are scheduled to start voting in a nationwide referendum on a new constitution that would replace the 2012 charter drafted under Morsi's government if approved.The charges against Morsi and the 14 others stem from violence outside the presidential palace when his supporters attacked a sit-in protesting his rule.This is one of three trials that Morsi faces.
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