The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, has been sentenced to life in jail by an Egyptian court for inciting violence following the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. Badie already faces the death sentence in two other cases.
Political oppression, thousands of arbitrary arrests, “harrowing” incidents of torture and deaths in police custody: Amnesty International has warned of a “catastrophic decline in human rights” in the year since the ouster of President Morsi.
US congressional leaders are considering withholding more than $1 billion in military support to Cairo after Egyptian courts delivered mass death sentences to opposition figures and lengthy jail terms for journalists.
An Egyptian judge on Monday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to long prison terms, one to 10 years and two to seven years, after finding them guilty on charges that included helping the Muslim Brotherhood by publishing false information.
The US will turn blind eye to any human rights violations and the questionable legitimacy of General Sisi’s government as long as it has firm control in Egypt, Lawrence Davidson, professor of history at West Chester University, told RT.
The recent presidential polls in Egypt proved once again that the West interprets similar events in the way they correspond to the US and EU interests, calling ‘legitimate’ elections which have nothing in common with real democratic choice.
Turkey's government, led by the AKP (or Justice and Development Party), has been under attack since last year when Gezi Park first saw protests which subsequently spread throughout the country and managed to galvanize the world.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on pace to win Egypt’s presidential race by a large margin, as he has won 91.8 percent of the votes cast in half of the nation’s polling stations, according to judicial sources.
RT spoke with a person who is facing death sentence in ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s case. He told RT about the current court hearings in Egypt and about the myths surrounding the Muslim Brotherhood.