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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi waves a flag with Arabic that reads, "no to the coup", as others block the road in front of the supreme constitutional court, at right, as they protest Morsi's trial in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Egypt: Morsi tells court he's still the president

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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi makes the "Rabaa" sign, 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 outside of a police academy compound were the trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi will be held in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

– Egyptian security officials say ousted President Mohammed Morsi has told the court trying him for inciting violence and murder that he remains the "legitimate president" of the country.

The officials say Morsi also said he rejects the proceedings against him. The defiant remarks came shortly after Morsi's trial began in Cairo on Monday.

The officials, who are inside the courtroom, spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the proceedings.

The officials say Morsi's comments came in response to a judge calling his name out after identifying him as a "defendant."

Morsi replied: "I am Dr. Mohammed Morsi, the president of the republic. I am Egypt's legitimate president."

He added: "I refuse to be tried by this court."

Morsi could face the death penalty if convicted.

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