BBC NEWS World Middle East Sadat nephew in court appearance: "The charges relate to Talaat Sadat's accusation of complicity by the army in his uncle's assassination in 1981.
He denies the charges and says he is being prosecuted because he opposes the government. The case was adjourned. Egypt's ally the US said the case was against freedom of speech, calling it a 'keystone of a democratic society'.
Correspondents say the controversial opposition MP arrived in a black Cadillac said to have once been owned by the late president.
'This is a dictatorial regime that is consolidating itself in power against people's will,' Mr Sadat was quoted saying on his way into court.
'There is political enmity between me and the minister of interior because this man is terrorising the people of Egypt.' "