Violent crackdown on protesters in Egypt – 14 August 2013

Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. On 14 August 2013, Egyptian security forces launched an assault against two groups of sit-in protesters supporting former president Mohamed Morsi. The largest protest camp was located at Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque, which was destroyed during the … Read more

Diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis in Egypt

Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed that crackdown against the two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim Brotherhood have failed. The statements strongly suggested that Egypt’s sharp polarization may spiral into even more bloodshed as thousands of supporters of ousted President … Read more

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