That the only freely elected president Egypt has ever known has been sentenced to death is only to be expected from the current military junta, which made a coup in July 2013, and declared the former ruling party, the Muslim Brotherhood, to be a terrorist organization indistinguishable from al-Qaida.
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.
A top Russian military official said Wednesday that the country had made a sizable preliminary arms deal with Egypt to sell $3.5 billion worth of weapons to the North African nation.
A horrible video is circulating on social media, of a Palestinian father in Gaza who is bringing a toy to his 4-year-old son, only to find once he enters his home that his son’s head has been crushed by Israeli shrapnel. That is the face of Israel’s current military operation against Gaza to the outside world.
On the June 30 anniversary of the determined masses gathered in their millions at Tahrir Square and in city centers throughout Egypt, demanding a recall election for then Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamad Morsi, Tahrir Square in Cairo was blocked off and deserted.
Among Middle Eastern countries, the most execution happy is Iran, with over 300 a year. With just one trial, Egypt has made itself more Draconian than Iran.
He was the first democratically elected ruler in thousands of years of Egyptian civilization. Now he's just a guy in a white jumpsuit, reduced to shouting from his court cage.
Undeterred in their commitment to Egypt's first democratically elected president, demonstrators pledged to maintain sit-ins in east Cairo on Sunday despite the risk of continued violence and bloodshed after the massacre the day before of scores of their comrades.
The announcement by the nation’s leftists and secularists that they will not contest this spring’s elections for the lower house of parliament is a needless disaster that could plunge Egypt into years of unrest.The announcement by the nation’s leftists and secularists that they will not contest elections could plunge Egypt into years of unrest.
Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, with power in their grasp, are crushing those who stand in the way of single-party rule, and the government's weapon of choice is the poor.Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, using the poor as a weapon, are crushing those who stand in the way of single-party rule.