March 25, 2014

A Death Sentence for Egyptian Democracy

Magdi Abdelhadi, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Ever since the interim government in Egypt declared war on the Muslim Brotherhood and designated it a terrorist organisation, it has pursued a course of action that has swelled the ranks of the government's detractors, even among those who are sympathetic to its declared objective of suppressing the Islamist group.

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TAGGED: Democracy, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt


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