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Egyptian court hands down death sentence to Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 13 others, state media


today’s picture: Abdication of Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani



Abdication of Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani

Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii

Royal Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hawaii’s Queen Liliuokalani stepped down from the throne on January 24, 1893, to avoid any bloodshed and to pardon her supporters who had been jailed by the Provisional Government, which had asked her to abdicate. After becoming queen in 1891, Liliuokalani fought against making Hawaii a part of the United States, making her unpopular among those Hawaiians who felt they had more to gain from annexation. She believed in ‘Hawaii

Queen Liliuokalani license

Queen Liliuokalani license (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

for Hawaiians,’ and conceded less to foreign businesses and governments than her predecessors had. Five years later the U.S. Congress annexed Hawaii–without a vote from the Hawaiian people.

Image: Library of Congress

 

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: HOSNI MUBARAK (1928)


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Hosni Mubarak (1928)

After ascending the ranks of the Egyptian Air Force, Mubarak was appointed vice president of the Arab Republic of Egypt and became president after Anwar Sadat was assassinated in 1981. As president, Mubarak sought to combat economic problems, but his rule suppressed legitimate dissent, tolerated widespread corruption, and faced continued opposition from militant Muslim fundamentalists. Protests in early 2011 led the military to force him to resign. How many days had these protests lasted?More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: MASS TRIALS IN EGYPT


Mass Trials in Egypt

Just a day after Egyptian courts drew international condemnation for sentencing to death 529 members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in a two-day, mass trial, another trial is underway. The United Nations human rights office asserts that the mass death sentences contravene international law, but this has not deterred the courts from bringing charges against another 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including some of its leaders. It seems likely that this trial will run much the same course as the first one. More… Discuss

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EGYPTIAN ARMY REMOVES PRESIDENT FROM POWER


Egyptian Army Removes President from Power

When popular unrest forced Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to step down in 2011, after 30 years in power, the army took control and set up the country’s first democratic election. Just over a year ago, the Egyptian people chose Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood to be their new president. Since then, however, there has been widespread and growing discontent with his leadership, prompting the military to step in yet again. Yesterday, Egypt’s army announced that it had deposedMorsi and suspended the constitution. The chief justice of the Sup reme Constitutional Court will act as interim leader until new elections are held.More… Discuss