by Nancy Youssef
CAIRO -- An Egyptian judge sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi to
death Monday in an unprecedented verdict that shocked the nation and dashed any hopes
that Egypt's capricious judicial system would render justice to government opponents.
The case now goes before Egypt's supreme religious authority, the Grand Mufti, . . .
"Kerry Says Egypt's Military Was 'Restoring Democracy',"
The Wisdom Fund, August 1, 2013
[The Saudi monarchy's chosen battlefield for its war on the Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt.
. . . The Brotherhood was founded in Egypt, its
Supreme Guides have all been Egyptian, and Egypt is the center of the Brotherhood's
global operations. Branches of the Brotherhood are guided by General Secretaries from
their respective regions, but key policy decisions flow from Egypt.--Monte Palmer, "Egypt
becomes battleground for Arab world," atimes.com, March 24, 2014]
Patrick Cockburn, "The death of justice in Egypt: An eight-minute trial, with no arguments
for the defence, and one judge sentences 683 people to death,"
independent.co.uk, April 28, 2014
Robert Fisk, "All hail the Egyptian Emperor -- but what about that missing 7%? Sisi's
'victory' is hardly democratic, but stability in the region is all that
matters," independent.co.uk, May 29, 2014
Monte Palmer, "The Sisi his
allies can't see," atimes.com, July 30, 2014