U.S. Calls Egypt’s Latest Mass Death Sentences “Unconscionable”

by Jim Lobe* Five days after approving the transfer of 10 Apache helicopters to aid Egypt’s “counter-terrorism” campaign in Sinai, the administration of President Barack Obama denounced as “unconscionable” the latest round of mass death sentences against members of the… Continue Reading  

Egypt’s Death Sentences Test U.S. Resolve

by Emile Nakhleh The summary mass trial and conviction of 529 Egyptians to death this week is yet another example of Egypt’s descent into lawlessness and blatant miscarriage of justice. The rushed decision showed no respect for the most basic… Continue Reading  

Increased Instability Predicted for Egypt

by Jim Lobe International human rights groups have strongly denounced Monday’s sentencing by an Egyptian court of 529 Islamists to death for a riot in which one policeman was killed. Egypt specialists here say the sentences, which are widely seen… Continue Reading