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.
US Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that handles foreign aid, says he will not approve funding for the military in Egypt, where 683 Muslim Brotherhood members were summarily sentenced to death on Monday.
An Egyptian court sentenced nearly 700 Muslim Brotherhood members to death on Monday for organizing violent protests after the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. The verdict is intimidation ahead of May elections, activist Ahmed Naguib told RT.
Saudi Arabia has confirmed 26 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) a day after Egypt registered its first incidence of the deadly SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern about the growing numbers.