In a verdict which an Amnesty International official says "shatters any remaining illusion of independence and impartiality in Egypt’s criminal justice system," Mohamed Morsi was convicted Tuesday by a Cairo court.
An Egyptian court handed death sentences to the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and at least 182 of his supporters for violence in the aftermath of the coup against Mohamed Morsi last summer.
Three journalists could see more than a decade in an Egyptian prison for the crime of doing their job, and the media and governments of the West are shamefully silent.
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who recently resigned as the leader of Egypt's army to run for president, dispelled any notion of reconciliation with the ousted Muslim Brotherhood during an interview Monday.
Apparently Egypt's military rulers are prepared to go much further than previous dictatorships in quashing the opposition once and for all.
Three leaders of Egypt's 2011 uprising were put in prison for what could be three years in a government effort to stamp out secular and Islamist opposition to the current administration, activists say.
At least 28 people have been killed and 85 injured across Egypt after anti-government demonstrations Sunday on the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Egypt's state prosecutor recommended the ousted president be put on trial on suspicion of inciting the murder of protesters during a demonstration against him in Cairo in December.
"With the overthrow of Morsi by the army on 3 July and the massacre of Muslim Brotherhood followers on 14 August, the Egyptian army is gambling that it can win an outright victory and crush the Brotherhood, eliminating it permanently from Egyptian political life," Patrick Cockburn writes in The Independent.
Egypt's military government announced Saturday that it had begun deliberations on whether to reinstate a historic ban on the long-outlawed organization that "swept to power in the country's first democratic elections a year ago," The Associated Press reports.