Source: International Peace Institute
Author(s): Amr Leheta
This week a Cairo court postponed its final ruling on a death sentence handed to former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi and more than a hundred others implicated in a 2011 prison break. As significant as the initial punishment was, it was not much of a surprise. It was a logical conclusion to a highly politicized trial, which was in turn part of a larger scheme to consolidate current president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s position as the country’s uncontested and legitimate ruler. Nonetheless, if the death sentences proceed as planned, they could lead to further instability in the country, including the reinvigoration of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood…
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