High profile deaths in 2019
A look at the high profile deaths in 2019.
A state of emergency was declared in Morsi’s birthplace of El Adwah where his family planned to bury him.
Continental leaders, including President Cyril Ramaphosa, will urge him to push administrative and financial reforms introduced by his predecessor Rawanda’s President Paul Kagame.
Toppled in 2011 after mass protests against his nearly 30-year-rule, Mubarak took the witness stand in a Cairo court to testify about jailbreaks allegedly orchestrated by Morsi and other members of his Muslim Brotherhood group during the uprising.
The case relates to a 2013 sit-in at Cairo’s Rabaa Square in support of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after the army toppled him.
The journalist was detained before he had even begun filming, his lawyer said. The government did not respond to requests for comment.
The country’s state security prosecution ordered the arrest of Abol Fotouh and several leaders of his Strong Egypt party, the news agency said.
Morsi was overthrown in mid-2013 by then-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, now the president, following mass protests against his rule.
Irish student Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested along with hundreds of others in 2013 as part of a crackdown on protests in Egypt.
The court last week overturned a death sentence against Morsi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution.
The sentence was for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during demonstrations in 2012.
The court also said the death penalty had been approved for six others accused alongside Morsi.
Sources said troops killed the 25 militants in villages between the towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.
Mohamad Bazzi says the cycle of state repression that leads to radicalisation is being repeated in Egypt.
Morsi and 12 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole.
Critics accused al-Sisi of allowing human rights abuses to flourish and doing little to boost jobs.
Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood which the authorities have also declared a terrorist group.
An Egyptian court on Sunday sought the death penalty for Morsi and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood.
Fact file on Mohamed Morsi of Egypt