CAIRO, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- A Cairo court resumed Wednesday the trial of Egypt's ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, along with 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members over charges of inciting fatal attacks against protesters in December 2012, state television reported.
Morsi and the other 14 defendants are accused of inciting violence and ordering the killing of opponents outside the presidential palace who protested a controversial constitutional declaration decreed by Morsi in November 2012 expanding his power. The clashes there left at least eight people dead.
Heavy security has been deployed outside the Police Academy where the hearing is taking place.
Islamists have staged regular protests demanding Morsi's reinstatement since his overthrow by the army in July, calling his ouster a "coup." But they have been met with a heavy crackdown in which hundreds died and thousands were arrested.
The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, was declared a terrorist organization in December by the government.
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