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Egypt's Morsi sees spying trial adjourned after stormy start

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Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi claimed he was being muzzled in a soundproof dock at the start of his trial on espionage charges Sunday, as his defence lawyers staged a protest walk-out. 

An Egyptian holds up a poster behind barbed wire showing Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi as riot policemen stand guard outside the Police Academy in Cairo where a hearing in Morsi's espionage trial opened on February 16, 2014

The court adjourned the trial, the third for the Islamist since his July 3 ouster, to February 23 to allow the lawyers' syndicate to appoint new lawyers.

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