The revolution on Cairo's Tahrir Square that was part of what became known as the Arab Spring was short-lived. A new book recalls the euphoria and then bloodshed that marked the events of 2011.
Not much remains of the euphoric mood and the hopes that drove the Arab Spring. Nearly eight years on, a return to pre-2011 conditions, however, is out of the question, says Loay Mudhoon.
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.
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has ended its seven-year legal battle in Cairo. While Egypt has begun rehabilitating social charities, human rights and pro-democracy groups are still under draconian restrictions.
A German court has ruled against the decision to deport a terrorist suspect to Tunisia, citing torture concerns. Despite Arab Spring reforms, experts say Tunisian authorities must do more to address human rights abuses.
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