Muslim Brotherhood

  • May 27, 2014   BY  

    Egypt’s election commission on Tuesday extended voting for the next president to a third day amid evidence of low voter turnout during the initial two days. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is expected to win easily, but those loyal to him are hoping a large voter turnout will demonstrate countrywide support. Continue reading

  • April 28, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, the spiritual head of the Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others were sentenced to death by an Egyptian court in the second mass sentencing in two months for violent rioting last year. Also, New York Rep. Michael Grimm was arrested on federal charges, including mail fraud, tax fraud and wire fraud. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2014   BY  

    A judge in Egypt sentenced two men to death on Saturday for murders that took place during pro-Morsi demonstrations last year in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Continue reading

  • 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

  • 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

  • February 20, 2014   BY  

    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

  • 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

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