Posts Tagged ‘ Egypt ’

Egypt: Junta “court” hands down death sentence for Brotherhood leader, 682 supporters

April 28, 2014
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Reuters    

"An Egyptian court handed down a death sentence on the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 supporters, intensifying a crackdown on the movement that could trigger protests and political violence ahead of an election next month. A death penalty for Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, will infuriate members of the Brotherhood which has been the target of raids, arrests and bans since President Mohamed Mursi was forced from power by the military in July. ... Death sentence recommendations in the case involving Badie will be passed on to Egypt's Mufti, the highest religious authority. His opinion is not legally binding and can be ignored by the court." (04/28/14)

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Egypt: Cairo bombing kills top cop

April 23, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, security officials say. Brig-Gen Ahmed Zaki died when an explosive device placed under his official vehicle was detonated in the western suburb of 6 October City. He was the fifth police general to be killed since the start of the year. Jihadist militants have stepped up attacks on security personnel and killed hundreds since the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi last July." (04/23/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27122773  

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Egypt: Junta leader “resigns,” will “run for president”

March 27, 2014
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Sydney Morning Herald [Australia]    

"Egypt’s army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has resigned his post and announced he will run for the presidency, pledging to 'reconstruct the state and restore its dignity.' Ending weeks of speculation, Field Marshal Sisi also stood aside from his role as Minister of Defence in the government that was formed after the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood-backed government of Mohamed Mursi on July 3." (03/27/14)

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Egypt in transition

March 5, 2014
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Acton Institute Acton Institute
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"As Egypt moves through the process of establishing a new, stable government after not just one but two revolutions, the security of the Coptic Christian community in Egyptian society has at times been in doubt. Dr. Magdy El-Sanady, an Egyptian Coptic Christian who has worked for over 30 years in health planning, management and community development, and in non-governmental organization institutional strengthening in Egypt, joins Acton's Director of Communications John Couretas for a discussion of the current state of affairs politically and socially within an Egypt that is transitioning from dictatorship to a new, and hopefully better, form of government." [Flash audio] (03/05/14)

http://www.acton.org/media/audio/egypt-transition  

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Egypt: Junta names Mubarak crony to form new puppet government

February 25, 2014
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Miami Herald    

"In a surprise announcement, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi announced Monday that his 7-month-old government had resigned just two months ahead of expected presidential elections, a move that seemed destined to clear the way for a new Cabinet led by politicians close to ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The departing Cabinet was the fifth government to rule Egypt in three years. The transitional president, Adly Mansour, accepted el-Beblawi’s resignation and named as his successor the housing minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, a former member of Mubarak’s National Democratic Party who has business interests in Saudi Arabia and whom Mubarak appointed to the legislature’s upper house, the Shura Council, in 2010." (02/24/14)

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Egypt: Junta’s “interim government” resigns unexpectedly

February 24, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Egypt's interim Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi has unexpectedly announced the resignation of his government. He gave no reason in his televised address, but it comes amid a series of strikes, including one by public sector workers and rubbish collectors. The state-run newspaper al-Ahram said he had been asked to stay on as prime minister until a successor was named. He was appointed in July after the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi following opposition protests." (02/24/14)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26323638  

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Islamist leader: Egypt is “republic of fear”

February 9, 2014
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Lexington Herald-Leader    

"A leading Egyptian Islamist and a former presidential candidate says an ongoing crackdown by the military-backed interim government has turned the country into a 'republic of fear.' Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh, who joined mass protests against the now-ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last summer, reiterated his decision that he will not contest upcoming presidential elections expected for the spring, denouncing the vote as a 'farce' since it will come amid 'suppression.'" (02/09/14)

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Egypt: Junta plans show trial for 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

January 30, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Egypt's crackdown on press freedoms gathered pace today as the military-led government said it would put 20 journalists from the al-Jazeera television network on trial, including two Britons. The announcement was made by Egyptian prosecutors, who said that the Britons four -- along with an Australian and a Dutch national -- stood accused of 'airing false news.' The charges are thought to be linked to complaints that al- Jazeera has broadcast interviews with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose government was toppled in last June’s military coup." (01/29/14)

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Egypt: After fake constitutional referendum, junta OKs leader for fake presidential campaign

January 27, 2014
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CNN    

"Egypt's military leadership council on Monday gave Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi -- the army chief who helped oust the country's first democratically elected president -- its blessing to run for the presidency, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported. El-Sisi has yet to announce whether he'll run, but the move by Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces essentially is an endorsement of him, said Ehab Badawy, a spokesman for Egyptian Interim President Adly Mansour." (01/27/14)

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/world/africa/egypt-el-sisi-presidency/  

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Egypt: Key vote on new constitution amid massive security

January 14, 2014
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Time    

"Egyptians headed to the polls Tuesday morning, the start of two days of voting on a draft constitution that is a key step for the country’s military-backed leadership. Massive security deployments are in place to protect polling stations; the AP reports that 160,000 soldiers and more than 200,000 policemen are guarding voting locations across the country. In Cairo early Tuesday morning, a bomb went off outside of a courthouse before the polls opened, causing significant damage but no casualties." (01/14/14)

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood appeals to world criminal court

January 7, 2014
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The Globe and Mail [Canada]    

"Ever since the Egyptian military pushed aside the Muslim Brotherhood and took power in Egypt last summer, the army has done its best to silence the organization by locking up its leaders, banning its activities and cracking down on demonstrations. Now largely shut out at home, the Brotherhood has taken its cause abroad, bringing a high-profile legal action at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and launching a global publicity campaign in the hope of winning international recognition as defenders of democracy in Egypt." (01/06/14)

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Is Egypt committing economic suicide?

January 6, 2014
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Cato Institute Cato Institute
by Dalibor Rohac  

"How does one save an economy on the brink of bankruptcy? In Egypt, the answer seems to be a stimulus plan. Egypt’s finance minister, Ahmed Galal, announced that starting in January the government will increase the planned stimulus package by 25 per cent to a total of $4.36bn. All of this is happening at a time when the country’s budget deficit is at 14 per cent of GDP, and the growth in public debt -- currently at 87.5 per cent of GDP -- is out of control." (01/06/14)

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Egypt: Junta goons interrogate Al-Jazeera team

December 30, 2013
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ABC News    

"Egyptian state security prosecutors interrogated a team of journalists working for Al-Jazeera's English channel Monday a day after they were arrested in Cairo, a security official said Monday. State security prosecutors usually investigate cases involving national security or terrorism. The official said the journalists from the Qatar-based network were being questioned for broadcasting without permission from a five-star hotel, the Cairo Marriott. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media." (12/30/13)

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Egypt: Junta broadens crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

December 27, 2013
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New York Times    

"Just a day after Egypt’s military-backed government declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, a more aggressive crackdown was already emerging Thursday, as the authorities announced dozens of arrests across the country, and the seizure of land, stocks and vehicles belonging to the Islamist movement’s members. Social and charitable groups even loosely associated with the group struggled after their funds were frozen by the state." (12/27/13)

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Egypt: Junta declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

December 25, 2013
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New York Times    

"Egypt’s military-backed leaders designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Wednesday, outlawing the country's most successful political movement and vowing to treat anyone who belongs to it -- or even takes part in its activities -- as a terrorist. Egypt’s leaders have been locked in conflict with the movement since July, when the military deposed Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president and a former Brotherhood leader. The state's security forces have killed hundreds of the movement's supporters during protests against Mr. Morsi's removal. Most of the Brotherhood's leaders and thousands of its members have been imprisoned." (12/25/13)

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Egypt: New junta edict bans unapproved protests

November 24, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Egypt's interim president [sic], Adly Mansour, has signed a restrictive new 'protest law' that would require Egyptians to seek approval days in advance before organising demonstrations. The law will take effect later this week once the final text is published in the official state register. It gives police wide latitude to use force against demonstrators, which could give the government a pretext for a widespread crackdown. The law has gone through numerous revisions, but rights groups say the latest version requires protesters to seek approval from police three days in advance, and allows the interior ministry to block rallies that could 'pose a serious threat to security or peace.'" (11/24/13)

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Egypt: Soldiers killed in Sinai attack

November 20, 2013
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"At least ten Egyptian soldiers have been killled in a car-bomb attack in the volatile border region of northern Sinai, security officials said. They said the car bomb on Wednesday struck a bus carrying the off-duty soldiers as it travelled on the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish. Thirty five soldiers were wounded in the attack. The soldiers belong to the 2nd Field Army, which is doing most of the fighting against Islamist fighters waging an insurgency against security forces in Sinai." (11/20/13)

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Egypt: “50 dead” in clashes amid rival demonstrations

October 7, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"At least 50 people have been killed and scores hurt in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. More than 200 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in Cairo, where most of the deaths were reported. Supporters of Mr Morsi marched in several cities, as the military-backed government marked the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war." (10/07/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24421069  

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Egypt: Junta “postpones” dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood

September 25, 2013
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Washington Post    

"An Egyptian minister said Tuesday that the government would 'postpone' the court-ordered dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency. The statement comes after an obscure court issued a sweeping but legally questionable decision Monday to ban the Muslim Brotherhood and all related organizations and activities, which appears to grant the military-backed government expansive legal authority to go after the group’s finances and other assets and essentially criminalizes its political and social service work." (09/24/13)

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Egypt: Junta official survives bomb attack

September 5, 2013
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Fox News    

"An explosion on Thursday targeted the convoy of Egypt's interior minister in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district, security officials and state television said. The minister, Mohammed Ibrahim, survived the attack. The officials said it was not clear whether the late morning explosion was caused by a suicide car bombing or an explosives-laden car detonated by remote control. Egyptian state television gave a different account of the incident. It said an explosive device was tossed from the rooftop of a high-rise apartment building near the Nasr City residence of Ibrahim, who is in charge of the country's police force." (09/05/13)

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Egypt: Junta to try Morsi for inciting murder

September 2, 2013
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Egypt's state prosecutor says he has referred ousted President Mohammed Morsi for trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters. The accusations relate to violence outside the presidential palace in Cairo last December when at least seven people were killed in clashes. Fourteen other members of the Muslim Brotherhood are to stand trial on the same charges. Mr Morsi has been held at a secret location since he was deposed in July." (09/01/13)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/23924145  

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Egypt: Junta forces admit to murder of 36 prisoners

August 19, 2013
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New York Times    

"The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the country’s military leaders and Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future. ... While confirming the killings of the detainees on Sunday, the Ministry of the Interior said the deaths were the consequence of an escape attempt by Islamist prisoners. But officials of the main Islamist movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, described the deaths as 'assassinations,' and said that the victims, which it said numbered 52, had been shot and tear-gassed through the windows of a locked prison van." (08/18/13)

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Egypt braces for more violence as Brotherhood calls for “march of anger”

August 16, 2013
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Globe and Mail [Canada]    

"Deeply polarised Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Islamists in which hundreds were killed. Defying criticism from major Western allies, Egypt’s army-backed government warned it would turn its guns on anyone who attacked the police or public institutions after protesters torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday." (08/16/13)

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Egypt: Junta’s forces launch deadly crackdown against Morsi camps

August 14, 2013
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CBC [Canadian state media]    

"Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, swept in Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of the country's ousted president Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. At least three members of the security forces were confirmed to have died during the morning crackdown in Cairo, while the Health Ministry said nine protesters were killed and over 80 were injured." (08/14/13)

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Egypt: Junta accuses Morsi of plotting escape with Hamas

July 26, 2013
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Telegraph [UK]    

"In the first official word on Mr Morsi's status since he was overthrown by the military on July 3, the official state news agency said he has plotted with the Palestinian Islamist group when President Hosni Mubarak was still in power. The announcement is likely to inflame tensions ahead of planned mass rallies by opposing camps across the nation. Hamas is regarded by the military as an ally of Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement, which propelled him to victory as Egypt's first elected president last year." (07/26/13)

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