A son of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi says the family will not attend his trial, a day before it's scheduled to start in a Cairo court.

Osama Morsi told The Associated Press on Sunday that his family doesn't recognize the trial's "legitimacy." Morsi "is kidnapped. He is held hostage," he said.

Morsi has been under arrest since the July 3 military coup, which followed protests by millions calling for him to leave office.

Morsi is scheduled to appear Monday to face charges of inciting violence and murder in connection to clashes in front of presidential palace in December.

In recent statements, a coalition led by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood described the trial as a "farce" and reiterated that it regarded him as the "elected, legitimate president."