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.
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 proposal comes as pressure mounts on the government to do more to prevent domestic terrorist attacks. France is "just now waking up" to the threat of Islamist extremism, one expert told DW.
The victims have been subjected to "horrendous abuses," including electric shocks to sensitive areas and rape. The interior ministry has denied any wrongdoing, acknowledging many are in custody after months of detention.
Egypt's deposed President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 40 years in prison on charges of leaking secret state documents to Qatar. Two al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to death in absentia at the same trial.
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