The trial of Muhammad Morsi, Egypt's first freely-elected President, began Monday amid an atmosphere of high tension and tight security in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
Morsi, along with 14 senior members of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, faces charges of incitement of violence and murder. If convicted, all could face the death penalty.
Egyptian state TV reported that the trial formally began shortly before 11 a.m. local time. Morsi had reportedly arrived approximately 3 hours earlier.
The trial marks Morsi's first public appearance since he was deposed by Egypt's military on July 3.