Egypt

The night is long

Print edition : March 06, 2015

Anti-government protesters walk into Tahrir Square in Cairo after they clashed briefly with pro-government protesters on January 25. Photo: ASMAA WAGUIH/REUTERS

A May 19, 2014, photograph showing supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists gesture from the defendants' cage as they receive sentences in a mass trial in Alexandria. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members have received the death sentence at such mass trials. Photo: HEBA KHAMIS/AP

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Photo: REUTERS

Judge Nagi Shehata, who has offered his "personal hostililty to the revolution and everyone that took part in it". Photo: MOHAMMED EL-RAAEI/AP

President El-Sisi’s authoritarian measures of silencing the opposition and pushing through IMF-dictated reforms alienate the militant textile workers and cotton growers of Mahalla, who were relatively untouched by Tahrir.
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