The Egyptian army has ousted democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi and announced fresh elections.
Asset freezes in Egypt have paved the way for the criminal prosecution of prominent human rights activists. Observers fear the case is a signal that the state's assault on civil society may escalate.
Former Egyptian president Morsi is being tried on allegations of leaking military secrets. Judges are expected to sentence him. Here is a summary of the rise and fall of a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Muslim Brotherhood was at the heart of the chief prosecutor's killing in 2015, said the interior minister. The chief prosecutor was the most senior official to be killed under el-Sissi's watch.
Egypt has marked the fifth anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Amid raised security, there was a ban on any demonstrations not approved by police.
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