Thousands of Morsi supporters have increased calls for their ousted president to be reinstated. This comes as prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the Islamist leader, who has been secretly held by the military for nearly two weeks.
Legal sources in Egypt say a court in Cairo has jailed at least 119 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was convicted in relation to violence after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.
So far this year, a car bomb gutted the Cairo police headquarters, a military helicopter was shot down, a high-level security official was assassinated, and a tourist bus was bombed near Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
The nomination period for candidates in Egypt's upcoming presidential election has closed. Just two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.
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.
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