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Mohammed Mursii

Mohammed Mursi is a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and former president of Egypt, assuming office on 30 June 2012. He was unseated in a military coup on 3 July 2013 by the Egyptian defence minister Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi following widespread democracy protests across the country and calls for his resignation by leading opposition party members.

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  • Turkey’s Erdogan and Egypt’s el-Sisi have been at odds since the 2013 ousting in Cairo of Islamist president Mohammed Mursi, who was backed by Erdogan
  • Erdogan hinted that Turkey could revisit strained ties with regional countries including Egypt after next year’s election. Egypt’s presidency did not comment
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He was one of the most recognisable and influential Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world, often described as a moderate who strongly condemned the 9/11 attacks in the US, but who also sanctioned violence in causes he favoured.

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The men were accused of multiple incidents of violence against police in 2015. Capital punishment for civilian convicts in Egypt is carried out by hanging.

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Ramy Shaath, 50, was a figure of the 2011 uprising in Egypt. He was arrested in July 2019 and faced charges of aiding a terrorist organisation.