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Morsi supporters in Egypt get up to 88 years for rioting

AFP – An Egyptian court sentenced 13 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi Saturday to prison terms ranging from five to 88 years for rioting, a judicial source said. They were accused of “rioting, sabotage and public order offences” in the southern towns of Samalut and Minya during protests against a bloody crackdown in …

Daily News Egypt

Are there serious doubts regarding the integrity of presidential elections?

Some friends and relatives are surprised at those who question the integrity of the coming elections and wonder why they keep raising doubts concerning their democracy. And if so, what is the available evidence that the elections will be conducted in an undemocratic atmosphere? The truth is, there is serious doubt-raising evidence concerning the coming …

Farid Zahran

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In Pictures: Cairo University protests

By AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah Clashes erupted in Cairo University on Wednesday evening when hundreds of students from the universities of Cairo and Al-Azhar participated in a rally organised by Students Against the Coup (SAC). The protest reached the Faculty of Applied Arts, which is near the Giza Security Directorate, according to SAC female coordinator at Cairo University …

Daily News Egypt

Managing editor Rana Allam

The illusion of change

A new era has begun in Egypt: an era of stability and security, of safety and justice, of rights and freedoms, of women’s rights, children’s rights and rights for the disabled. An era of democracy has suddenly befallen on us on the eve of the landslide success of a Yes vote to a new progressive …

Rana Allam