Derided by some as a “puppet of the Brotherhood”, Morsi irritated the bureaucracy and many ordinary Egyptians by appointing members of the movement to key administrative posts. Morsi denounced a “coup” and his supporters insisted he was still the legitimate president of the Arab world’s most populous nation. Thousands of Morsi supporters were imprisoned in a crackdown and rights groups accused Sisi’s regime of being even more repressive than the Mubarak authorities. – ‘I am Dr Mohamed Morsi’ –Morsi himself was put on trial several times on charges ranging from killing protesters to jailbreaks to spying for Iran, Qatar, and militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah. “I am Dr Mohamed Morsi, the president of the republic… This was a military coup.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 17, 2019 17:26 UTC