Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
With a meeting between Chancellor Merkel and Egyptian President el-Sissi approaching, Berlin's opinion on Egypt is increasingly divided. The Bundestag's Norbert Lammert has canceled his participation in the meeting.
Former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced by a court to 20 years in prison. Egypt's judiciary has once again handed down a politically motivated judgment, writes DW's Rainer Sollich.
Amnesty International and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohammed Morsi, have slammed the 20-year jail sentence against him. Lawyers for the prosecution, however, said they had expected a murder conviction.
Following Egypt's 2011 revolution, artists enjoyed a brief moment of unbridled freedom of expression. But as the political establishment shifted, so did the ways they maneuvered in society.