Noose around Egypt

Print edition : May 30, 2014

Egyptians react outside the courtroom in Minya after a judge sentenced Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, and 682 others to death on April 28. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP

Ousted President Mohamed Morsi inside a defendant's cage during his trial in Cairo on April 30. Photo: Ahmed Omar/AP

Mohamed Badie, Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide. Photo: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP

A man pins pictures of former President Hosni Mubarak on a poster showing presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah El-Sissi in Cairo on May 4. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP

It is back to the Mubarak era in Egypt as the country is headed for a one-party authoritarian rule after a brief but heady hiatus. Liberal parties that helped in the ouster of the elected Morsi government find themselves in the wilderness.
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