Mohammed Badie, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Egypt's former president Mubarak have appeared before courts in Cairo.
Hazem Abdel-Azim, a prominent government opponent, has become the latest critic to be detained in Egypt. The government has been accused of failing to respect human and civil rights since the March elections.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
Prominent Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas has been removed blindfolded from his Cairo home. No reason has been stated by authorities. His presumed arrest follows recent detentions of two other bloggers.
Despite coming to power on a wave of popular support, President el-Sissi appears to have the same aspirations as his autocratic predecessors. DW looks at his swift rise from army chief to second-term president.
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