Egypt's interim government has appointed a panel of legal experts to suggest changes to the constitution, paving the way for fresh elections. But supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi are continuing to protest, demanding his reinstatement.
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.
In August 2013, more than 800 protesters were killed in Cairo's Rabaa Square during a brutal security operation. Human Rights Watch has called for an investigation into what it believes were crimes against humanity.
Muslim Brotherhood members were among those on trial for their roles in an anti-government sit-in five years ago. The convicted are supporters of the former Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi.
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.
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