Egyptian courts sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood’s leader and hundreds of alleged supporters to death and banned a prominent activist group, reinforcing charges the army-backed government is using the judiciary to crack down on opponents.
Hundreds of flag-waving Egyptians greeted Mohamed ElBaradei at Cairo’s airport on Feb. 19. The former head of the United Nations atomic-energy agency was coming home to lead a movement to oust President Hosni Mubarak , and opposition leaders rallied in support.
Egypt’s interior minister has urged people into the streets and squares tomorrow to mark three years since the revolt against Hosni Mubarak. Many activists behind the uprising see little to celebrate, and some of its iconic figures will be spending the anniversary in prison.
Ousted President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising, a verdict that triggered unrest two weeks before Egypt’s divisive presidential runoff.
Aleia el-Sayed never expected President Mohamed Mursi to deliver overnight on his campaign promises of justice that Egyptians demanded in last year’s uprising. More than four months into his presidency, she did think the government would make more of an effort to do so.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may announce today whether he will step down as the army discusses measures “to safeguard the interests” of the country after more than two weeks of protests demanding his ouster.
At least 18 people died in Egypt as four explosions ripped through Cairo and Islamist supporters clashed with police in a spasm of violence a day before the anniversary of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began his first full day of a life sentence today, as youth groups who helped push him from power rallied against a verdict they said showed his regime remained intact.
Egypt’s military deployed additional armored units to Sinai and closed smuggling tunnels into Gaza as it stepped up efforts to rout militants following a bloody border attack that afforded President Mohamed Mursi a chance to revamp the country’s security apparatus.