Egypt: the Muslim Brotherhood decimated by repression, ten years after the Arab Spring

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood tried in Alexandria in March 2014. REUTERS / Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper

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This January 25 marks the 10th anniversary of the revolution in Egypt and the fall of President Hosni Mubarak after 30 years of reign.

But today, the military is still in power.

The only alternation lasted only one year between 2012 and 2013 with the Muslim Brotherhood but the latter were quickly discarded and have since been completely ostracized.


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June 30, 2012. Mohamed Morsi begins his mandate after winning the first free presidential election of the post-Mubarak era.

The street celebrates the accession to power of this Muslim Brother.

The brotherhood founded in 1928 has become the main opposition movement in Egypt.

Islam is at the heart of its political project and its charitable works make it a popular movement.

Overthrown by Marshal al-Sisi

Popular but dangerous in the eyes of the authorities.

The Brothers are regularly repressed throughout their history.

From 2012, they will experience a descent into hell.

Because Mohamed Morsi will only last a year in power.

On July 3, 2013, he was overthrown by the army after massive demonstrations against him.

General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi takes the reins of the country and in the months that follow, leads a fierce repression against the Muslim Brotherhood.

During a sit-in in Cairo, 800 of them are killed.

The brotherhood is then

classified as a terrorist organization


Its members are arrested by the thousands or forced into exile.

As for

Mohamed Morsi

, he died in 2019, in the middle of a trial.

► To read also: Testimony - "One day I will return to Tahrir Square", the disappointed hopes of the Egyptians, ten years later


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