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“UN concerned about the legality of detentions”
United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay requests a detailed list of those detained after the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi.
“Tamarod launches new political awareness campaign”
Tamarod to spread awareness about the constitution-writing process among Egyptians.
“Eight Muslim Brotherhood Leaders transferred to a high-security prison”
Khairat El-Shater and Rashad El-Bayoumy among those who were transferred to Tora’s Al-Akrab maximum security prison.
“Egypt: Unlawful killings in protests and political violence on 5 and 8 July 2013”
Amnesty International’s investigation into killings that took place in Egypt within the first days after the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.
“Amnesty condemns treatment of Morsi supporters”
Amnesty International says the way pro-Morsi protesters were handled by the security apparatus is reminiscent of Mubarak-era practices.
“The fall of democracy in Egypt”
Khalil Al-Anani says the entire political elite of Egypt failed the 25 January Revolution.
“Whither Egypt`s Democracy?"
Ahmad Shokr says there’s a danger that the triumph of 30 June, if left unchecked, might be fashioned into an authoritarian consensus.
“Deadly clashes in Mansoura”
Four women victims reported in clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters in Mansoura.
“EU representative Ashton in Cairo to meet with political powers”
Muslim Brotherhood leaders to meet with EU representative.
“EU withdraws previously agreed €5bn grant”
EU official says that the grant will depend on Egypt achieving democratic transition and reconciliation.
“Mass pro and anti Morsi protests dominate Cairo on Friday”
Protests and clashes across the country leave several dead and injured.
“Egypt braces for Friday protests”
Morsi supporters and several opponent groups organize different protests across the country.
“Defence Minister El-Sisi dispels rumours of presidential run”
Military spokesman says that the head of the Egyptian military has no political ambitions.
“Interview: Armed Forces spokesman: ‘National Security not politics is our focus’”
Military spokesman says Al-Sisi does not have political ambitions while on active duty.
“Interview: Gehad El-Haddad: “This is a police state back in full brute force””
Muslim Brotherhood spokesman says only reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi and the constitution would bring them to the table of negotiations.
“Quest for Legitimacy”
An interview with Muslim Brotherhood leader Amr Darrag.
“Lessons from Algeria: Getting Egypt`s revolution back on track”
Anwar Haddam draws analogies between the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi and the events in Algeria of the early 1990s.
“10 hours of talking”
Nour Youssef reports on the type of rhetoric that liberal media in currently broadcasting.
“Leaflet signed by Brotherhood guide calls for besieging public facilities”
The Brothers Without Violence Movement claims that a leaflet released by the Muslim Brotherhood calls for acts of banditry and blocking institutions.
“Killing in Cairo: the full story of the Republican Guards` club shootings"
The Guardian’s investigation into the events of 8 July in which fifty-one pro-Morsi protesters died.
“Disputes in National Salvation Front emerge ahead of elections”
Al-Wafd Party says the NSF should cease activities.
“Where Is Morsi? Absence of Egypt’s Detained Ex-President Attracts Scrutiny”
The whereabouts of the ex-president remain unknown, while the prosecution continues to charge him with new crimes.
“Interview: Magda Haroun, head of Egypt`s Jewish community"
Magda Haroun talks about the present political situation in Egypt, anti-Zionism and the small Jewish community in Egypt.
“Presidency says communication with Brotherhood ongoing”
Presidential spokesman says that the presidency is negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood for national reconciliation.
“The Muslim Brotherhood does not exist”
Hussein Ibish says that the Egyptian society cannot move on until the Muslim Brotherhood acquires a specific legal status.
“Who`s who: Egypt`s full interim Cabinet”
Brief biographies of all the ministers in the new cabinet led by Hazem Al-Beblawi.
“Beblawi Cabinet finalized”
A number of ministers from Morsi’s government retain their position in the new cabinet.
“Beblawi continues negotiations with potential ministers Tuesday”
Some of the new ministerial appointments spark controversy.
“NCSL demand Sisi’s removal"
The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy demand the removal of the commander of the armed forces at a press conference at Rabe‘a Square.
“Osama Saleh to return as Egypt investment minister”
Morsi-era investment minister to continue in his position in the new cabinet.
“Brotherhood party office torched in Daqahliya, two injured”
Clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters in Daqahliya result in injuries and arson.
“7 dead in Cairo clashes”
Pro-Morsi protesters clash with police in downtown Cairo and Giza.
“Update No 20. Chronicles of the Continued Egyptian Revolution of 25 January 2011”
Cherif Bassiouni claims that before his deposition, Mohamed Morsi planned to remove ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Siski and appoint Lieutenant General Ahmed Wasfy to his position.
“UPDATE 7: Pro-Morsi protesters clash with police, civilians in Cairo and Giza”
Dozens reported injured after violent escalations in downtown Cairo and Giza.
“Living in denial: US policy & Egypt’s military coup”
John Esposito insists that the US and EU take a decisive diplomatic stand and use their bargaining chips to pressure the military into compromising.
“Egypt`s army chief defends ousting Morsi”
General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi says Morsi entered into a conflict with the armed forces.
“Sisi: Morsi turned down chance to hold referendum”
General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi says the military hoped for a reconciliation between the different political forces.
“Sisi`s speech to the army, and Morsi”
A summary of General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi’s speech.
“Change of tack"
After the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi, Qatar’s foreign policy towards Egypt remains under question.
“فلنبدأ بنظرة إلى الوراء”
Nader Bakkar criticizes the portrayal of the Islamist project in Egypt and the division in society it has created.
“ما عاد يعيش بها أحد”
Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef criticizes the response of some liberals condoning violence against the Muslim Brotherhood.
“كمال أبو عيطة: قانون الحد الأدنى للأجور سيصدر خلال 3 أيام”
The new labor minister says that the minimum wage law will be issued within three days.
“الصحة: 3 وفيات و34 مصابا حصيلة اشتباكات أمس فى كل المحافظات”
Clashes in four governorates led to the death of three people, while 34 were injured, according to the health ministry.
“ثلاث شهيدات بمسيرة المنصورة جراء اعتداء البلطجية عليهن”
Three women are killed after thugs attack a pro-Morsi march in Mansoura.
“صباحي»: دم «شهيدات المنصورة» يدين وحشية المجرمين ولا يبرئ من ألقوهن للتهلكة»”
Hamdeen Sabbahi condemns killings in Mansoura, but says that they do not absolve of guilt those who exposed the victims to such a dangerous situation.
“«تركيا تلغي خطوطًا ملاحية مع مصر احتجاجًا على عزل «مرسي”
Turkey closes naval lines with Egypt in response to Morsi’s outster.
“الأمن يحدد هوية «جثث العمرانية».. والتحقيقات: أنصار مرسي عذّبوهم وقتلوهم”
The police releases the names of the men whose bodies were found in Al-‘Amraniya and who allegedly were attacked by pro-Morsi protesters.
“التطرف ملة واحدة”
Belal Fadl reflects on different extremisms on the political scene in Egypt and how moderation is countervailing to all of them.
“من ذبح وائل غنيم؟”
Mostafa Al-Naggar writes about the character assassination of Wael Ghoneim.
“إخوان بلا عنف»: مخالفات المرشد والقيادات أمام «التنظيم الدولي» الأسبوع المقبل»”
The Brothers Without Violence Movement claims that it will submit evidence of violations by the Murshid Mohamed Badi‘e to the meeting of the international organization of the Brotherhood.
“ضبط 19 صاروخ جراد وشحنة ملابس عسكرية بميناء السخنة"
The army captures a shipment of military gear and a car transporting missiles.
“«الإخوان» تعلن رفض دعوة «الرئاسة» للمشاركة في «المصالحة الوطنية»"
The Muslim Brotherhood refuses to participate in the “National Interest” meeting called for by the interim president.
“تجديد حبس «أبوإسماعيل والجزار وعبد المقصود والعمدة» 15 يومًا في «بين السرايات”
The prosecution renews for another fifteen days the arrest of Hazem Abou Ism‘ail, Helmi Al-Gazzar, ‘Abd Al-Mone‘im ‘Abd Al-Quddous and Mohamed Al-‘Amda.
“حبس الكتاتني4 أيام لعدم سداده الكفالة وضبط وإحضار للبلتاجي وصالح في قضية إهانة القضاء”
Sa’d Al-Katatny remains in prison for not paying his bail after being charged with insulting the judiciary.
“«منصة «النهضة» تهدد باحتلال «التحرير» واقتحام سفارات الدول «المؤيدة للانقلاب”
A speaker at the stage set up at Al-Nahda Square threatened attacks on embassies of the countries which support the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.
“«حبس «أبوإسلام» 3 سنوات وتغريمه 10 آلاف جنيه لاتهامه بـ«ازدراء المسيحية”
Sheikh Abou Al-Islam sentence to three years in prison for contempt of Christianity.
Recent Jadaliyya articles on Egypt:
ملف من الأرشيف: سيّد قطب
A Profile from the Archive presents Said Qotb.
Military-Business Alliances in Egypt Before and After 30 June: Interview with Wael Gamal
In an interview with Jadaliyya, Egyptian journalist Wael Gamal says that this is the time for various social groups to press the government and break elitist economic policies.
The Politics of the Brotherhood Democracy: How the Muslim Brotherhood Burned Their Bridges
Frida Alim says it is important to question whether the Muslim Brotherhood was ever a revolutionary force.
Omar Robert Hamilton argues that elections alone will never be enough for the regime to be called democratic in Egypt.
بحثاً عن فلسطين وسوريا في مصر الثورة
Yasmeen Daher and Sonja Bolous discuss the recent wave of hate speech against Palestinians and Syrians in Egyptian media.
من المنحط والمنبوذ إلى فضاء الطبقة الوسطى وإعلامها
Hanan Hammad explores politicization of vernacular among certain segments of the Egyptian society.
And Where Do the Workers Stand? Syndicates, Unions Divided Over Morsi’s Ouster
The divisive politics of 30 June surface in Egyptian trade unions and syndicates.
On the Confusion of the Present Moment
A translation of Dina Elkhawaga’s piece on street politics and the 30 June events.
Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities
Mariam Kirollos says an independent women’s movement is the way forward in the battle against sexual violence in Egypt.
Palestinian Journalist Syndicate Condemns Egyptian Media Incitement Against Palestinians
The Palestinian Journalist Syndicate says that the incitement against Palestinians by Egyptian media is dangerous.
EIPR Statement on Wave of Attacks on Copts and Churches in Egypt
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights calls on authorities to investigate sectarian attacks.
Statement by Pro-Democracy Pro-Morsi Protestors in Response to al-Sisi Speech
A statement by Morsi supporters denouncing claims made by General ‘Abd Al-Fattah Al-Sisi in his recent speech.
Ola Galal says overdisplay of nationalism in Egyptian media is alarming because it is coupled with a call for allegiance to repressive state institutions.
A Coup or a Continuation of the Revolution? (Video)
A video by Mosireen exploring the nature of the 30 June events.
ما الذي يحدث في مصر الآن؟
Ashraf El-Sherif foresees continuing crisis of legitimacy for the regime in Egypt.
No Jasmine Tea for the Square
A translation of Wael Gamal’s piece on driving forces on the Egyptian political scene.