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.
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.
The sentencing of Egyptian-American activist Mohammed Soltan to life in prison has drawn condemnation. Critics have accused Washington of putting a strategic alliance with Egypt before human rights.
President Obama has approved sending twelve fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and 125 tank kits to Egypt, the White House has said. The military aid had been suspended after the army seized power in Cairo in 2013.