January 28, 2014 11:47 AM

Egypt silences ex-leader with soundproof box for court appearance

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appeared in a Cairo courtroom Tuesday to face charges that he escaped prison in 2011. But the man who’d been the first democratically elected president in the country’s history was confined in a soundproof glass booth, and authorities made major efforts to ensure that whatever he said during his brief appearance went largely unheard.

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