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Supporters of Mohamed Morsi during a demonstration at Tahrir square in Cairo June 22, 2012.

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

​Hard Numbers: Egypt’s coup a decade later, Baltimore carnage, Dutch say sorry, Wimbledon reforms

10: Today marks 10 years since the coup against Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. A prominent Muslim Brotherhood figure, he was Egypt’s first democratically elected civilian president, winning the country’s first free elections after the Arab Spring. But he overplayed his hand, sidelining liberals, antagonizing the army, and provoking fresh pro-democracy protests. A decade later, the man who led the coup against him, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, remains in power, presiding over a deeply authoritarian system and a teetering economy. Morsi died in 2019 while in the dock for espionage charges that human rights groups said were bogus.

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