CAIRO -- Egypt's deposed president
In what prosecutors called "the biggest conspiracy case in Egypt's history," Morsi and 35 other
Defendants are also accused of disclosing military secrets to a foreign state. They face the death penalty if convicted.
Morsi and other Brotherhood leaders appeared in a soundproofed glass cage that was heavily disputed by the defendants' lawyers.
The hearing was briefly recessed following the lawyers' decision to withdraw from the case before they stormed out of the courthouse in objection to the glass cage.
Morsi urged his lawyers to abandon the case and "not to take part in such farce."
Upon its resumption, Judge Shaaban Al Shami adjourned the case until Feb. 23.
In addition to Sunday's case, Morsi faces two other trials on charges of inciting the killing of