Mohamed Morsi in 'good health'

Morsi was flown to Alexandria's Borg al-Arab Prison Hospital on Monday after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators last year.

Mohamed Morsi in 'good health'

The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday denied reports that his jailed father had collapsed in prison.

"The president remains steadfast," Osama Morsi told Anadolu Agency, adding "He remains in good physical and psychological condition."

Osama slammed the "false news" circulating about his father's health by what he described as "hostile media."

Morsi was flown to Alexandria's Borg al-Arab Prison Hospital on Monday after appearing in court with seven other defendants to answer charges that he had incited the murder of demonstrators last year.

Osama described his father's admission to the prison hospital as a "routine measure."

Monday's court session was Morsi's first public appearance since his ouster more than four months ago. Since then, he has been held at an undisclosed location by Egypt's military-backed authorities.

Trial proceedings were postponed by almost two months – they are now slated to recommence on January 8 – after defense lawyers requested more time to examine documentation related to the case.

Morsi, for his part, has refused to recognize the trial's legitimacy and has refused formal legal representation.

The ousted leader told the presiding judge that he still represented "Egypt's legitimate president."

Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected civilian leader, was ousted by the country's military establishment on July 3 following protests against his presidency.

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