Protesters are gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square as a military deadline for President Mursi to end the crisis looms. Mursi is refusing to resign and says he's prepared to give his life for Egypt.
A Cairo court has sentenced 75 people to death over their involvement in a 2013 sit-in protest in support of the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood. At least 600 people were killed when security forces broke up the protest.
With talk of mass protests in the air, a new wave of arrests has targeted former diplomats and opposition figures in Egypt. Experts told DW that President el-Sissi "is extremely worried" about a fresh uprising.
Former leader Mohammed Morsi will now be granted a fresh trial over allegations he orchestrated a 2011 prison escape. The charges against Morsi were brought by the formerly military government that deposed him in 2013.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
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