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March 24, 2014
This is the first time in Egyptian judicial history that more than 500 are referred to the death penalty.
An Egyptian lawyer says on the Monday verdict that ruled 529 suspected pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood members the death penalty for a violent attack last August after the Morsi ouster. source
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November 4, 2013
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July 8, 2013

Dawn clashes greet Egyptians with a bloody turn on coup

  • 51 people killed in Monday morning clashes by Egypt’s Republican Guard in Cairo. Beware, there are many inconsistencies from both sides of this story, a clear picture has not yet been painted. The military claims “armed terrorists” stormed the Republican Guard office, as local Twitter updates around the time of dawn suggested the army was clearing out the pro-Morsi sit-in with tear gas and APCs. The Muslim Brotherhood has called it a “massacre.” source

EDIT: Updated to reflect new numbers from Reuters. 

9:45 // 1 year ago
July 4, 2013

Is it a coup or not? Egyptians on the streets would rather say it is not, and that it’s a continuation of the revolution, while there are many out there being specific and saying it is a coup. But, hey, why can’t it be both

14:44 // 1 year ago
July 3, 2013

The Egyptian military coup: A breakdown of where the major players stand

After Egypt’s Armed Forces General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the ouster of President Mohmed Morsi on Wednesday, developments came in rapidly. Among the things you should know, below:

  • the military The Egyptian Army, as revealed in the speech this evening, is putting to action a couple of things: The dissolving of the current constitution (and the reworking of its hot-messes of highly controversial amendments), early presidential elections (a victory for the opposition, which had asked Morsi for this) and with the head of the High Constitutional Court as interim president. They will also continue on with the planned parliamentary elections, create a constitutional committee and more.
  • the new guy Adly Mansour from the High Constitutional Court is set to be sworn in as the temporary president on Thursday. He will be holding the position until a new president is elected in the early elections, which have yet to be assigned a date as of now. Want to learn more? Well, you could always ask Siri.
  • the media Shortly after the military speech, the Army shut down a couple of television news networks in Egypt, all which have Islamist connections, and have reportedly incited violence. They include Al Jazeera and a few others. Their crime? Being Islamist.
  • the protesters Gunshots and birdshot went off after the announcement of Morsi’s overthrowing. 14 were reported dead in fights between pro and anti Morsi demonstrators. (Something to watch for: There has been talk of civil war, as the Muslim Brotherhood continues their violent threats.)
  • the U.S. response In a statement on the unrest, President Barack Obama had this to say: ”Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process, and without recourse to violence or the use of force. […] An honest, capable and representative government is what ordinary Egyptians seek and what they deserve.”
  • oh … and Morsi Almost forgot about him. He’s under house arrest.
22:56 // 1 year ago
brooklynmutt:

@guardiannews front page, Thursday 4 July: Egypt’s second revolution

brooklynmutt:

@guardiannews front page, Thursday 4 July: Egypt’s second revolution

17:23 // 1 year ago

Maybe we should just cover the Zimmerman trial instead?

The hashtag #MindYourBusinessUS is trending amongst Egyptian netizens, many of whom object to calling what’s happening in Egypt right now a “coup.” It’s worth noting that in a poll taken last March, 82% of Egyptian respondents supported restoring governing authority to the military.

13:47 // 1 year ago
Tanks are rolling through Cairo. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the military has erected “barbed wire and barriers” around the building in which President Morsi is currently located (UPDATE: I’m having trouble confirming that this picture is indeed from today’s events in Egypt; some have pointed out that the people seem to be wearing winter clothes).
EDIT: As the Daily Beast’s Sam Schlinkert notes, this image is indeed from 2011.

Tanks are rolling through Cairo. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that the military has erected “barbed wire and barriers” around the building in which President Morsi is currently located (UPDATE: I’m having trouble confirming that this picture is indeed from today’s events in Egypt; some have pointed out that the people seem to be wearing winter clothes).

EDIT: As the Daily Beast’s Sam Schlinkert notes, this image is indeed from 2011.

13:22 // 1 year ago

Military coup? Egyptian president moved to Defense Ministry building, armored military vehicles fill streets

Don’t don’t want to jump the gun here, but it certainly looks like a military coup is in the process of taking place in Egypt. 

12:23 // 1 year ago