On the one-year anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi's swearing in, demonstrators are calling on him to step down and for new elections.
The former intelligence chief won a controversial election in March that was marked by intimidation and violence. He begins a second four-year term having imposed a sweeping crackdown on dissent.
Egypt's solitary confinement of political prisoners, some for weeks, some even years, amounts to "torture," concludes Amnesty International. The London-based group says its findings drew silence from Cairo.
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.
Preliminary unofficial results show President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second term. But turnout was not as high as he had hoped, as any serious challengers were banned from standing in the election.
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