The Egyptian opposition is furious after president Mohammed Mursi granted himself and his Islamists sweeping powers against the judiciary.
One month before the presidential elections protests against the government are increasing in Egypt. The activists demand more rights and the release of political prisoners.
In what has been called the harshest sentence in modern Egyptian history, a criminal court sentenced 529 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death for the killing of one police officer.
Saudi Arabia has listed the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of other groups as terrorist organizations. The Brotherhood has been the target of many Gulf nations since Egypt's Mohammed Morsi was ousted last July.
Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has appeared in court in Cairo on espionage charges and conspiring to commit terror attacks. It's one of four trials against Morsi.
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