Muslim Brotherhood

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    March 25, 2014  

    In a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, their supporters and other dissenters, an Egyptian court put 638 suspected Islamists on trial for murder or attempted murder during riots last year. A day earlier, more than 500 suspected supporters of ousted President Morsi were sentenced to death by the same judge. Judy Woodruff talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Continue reading

  • egypt journalists
    February 20, 2014  

    In Egypt, three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera network have pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security. The Egyptian authorities have accused them of having illegal contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and manipulating the media. Paul Mason of Independent Television News offers some background on the court proceedings. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt on Feb. 19, 2014. Photo by Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
    February 20, 2014   BY Sarah Sheffer 

    Three Al-Jazeera journalists facing trial in Egypt pleaded not guilty on Thursday to terrorism-related charges. The high-profile case was adjourned until March 5 after the 40-minute hearing. The journalists have been held in Cairo’s maximum security Torah Prison, facing charges including “joining a terrorist organization, aiding a terrorist organization and threatening national security.” The Egyptian government arrested the men in December for reporting seen as bias toward the now-illegal Muslim Brotherhood. Continue reading

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    January 30, 2014  

    Egyptian authorities charged 20 journalists working for Al-Jazeera with being agents of the Muslim Brotherhood and plotting to distort Egypt’s media. Judy Woodruff talks to Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers about their detainment and why Al-Jazeera is being targeted. Continue reading

  • November 4, 2013  

    Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi appeared in court Monday to face criminal charges of inciting violence. The nation’s first democratically elected president took a defiant stance and demanded the military coup who deposed him be put on trial. The trial was adjourned until Jan. 8. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2013  

    In our news wrap Monday, a Taliban attack on a Christian church in Pakistan over the weekend left 85 dead and more than 140 wounded. Members of the religious minority there took to the streets to protest the attacks and demand better security. Also, an Egyptian court banned the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets seized. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2013  

    It’s a dangerous time in Egypt to be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, as security forces continue their crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters. Margaret Warner reports from Cairo on their dispersed, toned-down protests, the struggle between religion and politics in Egypt and whether the crackdown will inspire more violence. Continue reading

  • August 20, 2013  

    Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested on charges of inciting violence in reaction to the ouster of former President Morsi. Meanwhile, as the United States and European Union ponder military aid to Egypt, Gulf allies like Saudi Arabia have stepped up to offer financial support. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2013  

    It’s ‘all or nothing’ for protesters in Cairo who so far show no signs of backing down despite continued use of force from security forces. Jeffrey Brown is joined by Nancy Youssef of McClatchy Newspapers to discuss how the Muslim Brotherhood is rallying support and Egyptian reaction to the U.S.’s response to the violence. Continue reading

  • August 14, 2013  

    Gunfire and tear gas filled the streets of Cairo, which took on the sights and sounds of a war zone. As warned, security forces swept pro-Morsi protesters in attempt to break a standoff. More than 200 people died and the interim government declared a state of emergency as violence ripples across Egypt. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

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