Egypt mass death sentences
The criminal court in Minya, Egypt sentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections, said Human Rights Watch in a press release.
Russia, Egypt reach initial $3 billion arms deal
MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]
Egypt: Christians scapegoated after dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins - Amnesty International
A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group, said Amnesty International.
At least 53 people were killed during demonstrations of the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s war with Israel in Cairo and across the country on Sunday, a health ministry official said.
ElBaradei accused in Egypt of "breaching national trust"
A Cairo court has set a September trial date for Mohamed ElBaradei on charges of “breaching national trust” for resigning as interim vice-president for foreign affairs when the violent crackdown of the pro-Morsi sit-ins began on August 14. The fact that a trial is going to take place because a politician decided to resign for conscience reasons, speaks out about how the political situation stands in Egypt. The order to release Hosni Mubarak contributes to a bad image.
Egypt PM suggests dissolution of Brotherhood
Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and the government is studying the idea. The Muslim Brotherhood was dissolved by Egypt’s military rulers in 1954, but registered itself as a non-governmental organization in March. Also has a legally registered political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.
Egypt: A dangerous escalation
The Muslim Brotherhood kept its promise to hold protests in a “Friday of Rage” and the Egyptian authorities answered opening live fire against the protesters with the result of another bloodshed. There were also clashes between pro-government civilians and so-called anti-coup protesters.
Egypt Presidency says diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis are over
Egypt interim presidency said on Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis are over and blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the failure and “what may be the consequences”.
Kerry says the military "were restoring democracy" in Egypt when they ousted Morsi
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the military “were restoring democracy” in Egypt when they ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi. This way the US backed clearly for the first time the move of general El Sisi after mass demonstrations against the toppled president.
Egypt rulers to disperse pro-Morsi protests
Egypt rulers to disperse pro-Morsi protests – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.