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Egypt’s fever of violence: Where is accountability?

On June 30, in the streets of Alexandria, I watched crowds stream down Abu Qir street, one of the city’s main roads, chanting: “The Police! The People! Are One Hand!” Officers posed for photos, waved Egyptian flags from pickup trucks jammed with anti-Morsy protesters and roared up Alexandria’s wide boulevards on their …

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Egypt's fever of violence: Where is accountability?

On June 30, in the streets of Alexandria, I watched crowds stream down Abu Qir street, one of the city’s main roads, chanting: “The Police! The People! Are One Hand!” Officers posed for photos, waved Egyptian flags from pickup trucks jammed with anti-Morsy protesters and roared up Alexandria’s wide boulevards on their …

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Interim presidency appoints PM and vice-president

Egypt’s military-backed interim presidency has moved to implement a speedy transition to civilian rule, appointing the economist Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister and the internationally known opposition leader, Mohamed ElBaradei, as vice-president. Article by Ian Black and Patrick Kingsley, The Guardian.  To read the full article, click here.

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Totalitarian democracy

The cover of the current issue of Time Magazine calls Egyptians “the world’s best protestors” and “the world’s worst democrats.” The startling ignorance of this cover highlights a fundamental question that — in the current climate of frenzied analyses of Egypt — is not being asked: Is it more democratic …

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Halt Arbitrary Action Against Brotherhood, Media

(New York) – Egypt’s military-installed government should end its arbitrary acts against the Muslim Brotherhood and the news media, Human Rights Watch said today. Since Defense Minister General Abdul Fatah al-Sisi announced the removal of President Mohamed Morsy from power on the night of July 3, the authorities have detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders, …

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