Here are three things that have happened in Egypt since Morsi’s ousting

Published June 4th, 2015 - 10:51 GMT
The former president and Muslim Brotherhood leader was tried in May after being charged with responsibility for a mass prison break in 2011. Now his trial is reset for June 26. (AFP/File)
The former president and Muslim Brotherhood leader was tried in May after being charged with responsibility for a mass prison break in 2011. Now his trial is reset for June 26. (AFP/File)

Earlier this week, an Egyptian court postponed a retrial for ex-president Mohamed Morsi, in which he faces the death penalty over a mass prison break in 2011,until June 26.

His initial trial in May has garnered a lot of condemnation, with world leaders and rights organizations calling the handling 'badly flawed,' but a lot of other things have happened in Egypt in the 18 months since his July 2013 ousting. Here's three of them.

1) At least 2,600 people killed in violence, according to a count by the National Council for Human Rights. This includes some 700 police officers and 550 civilians — half of whom were affiliated somehow with the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood.

2) Some 41,000 have been arrested, according to local monitor Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights. Reasons for these arrests span social, labor and political protest charges, to accusations of breaching curfew, involvement in terrorist organizations and sectarianism activities.

3) Meanwhile, Egypt's former dictactor, Hosni Mubarak, was aquitted along with his sons of all charges, including the murder of almost 900 protesters during the Arab Spring uprising in the country. Now an Egyptian court has responded to a public prosecution's appeal to retry him, but analysts say the outcome isn't likely to change.

 

 


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