Leila Fadel http://wkms.org en Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Morsi Supporters To Death http://wkms.org/post/egyptian-court-sentences-529-morsi-supporters-death Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. In Egypt yesterday, a criminal court sentenced 529 people to death over the killing of a police officer. The verdict has been described as unprecedented and humanitarian critics say the two-day trial that preceded it was a sham. Here's NPR's Leila Fadel from Cairo.<p>LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Human rights groups call the mass death sentences the most severe verdict they've seen in modern history. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 39452 at http://wkms.org Deaths, Arrests Mark 3rd Anniversary Of Egypt's Uprising http://wkms.org/post/deaths-arrests-mark-3rd-anniversary-egypts-uprising The third anniversary of Egypt's revolution was marked with violent clashes across the country between pro and anti-government demonstrators. By Sunday morning at least 49 people had been killed and more than 1,000 arrested. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:55:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 38292 at http://wkms.org Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated http://wkms.org/post/three-years-later-tahrir-protesters-drained-and-defeated Three years after the start of the 2011 revolution, many of the young secular activists who led the protests are behind bars.<p>Others have gone silent, afraid to speak out as the military and the ousted Muslim Brotherhood are locked in a battle for Egypt itself.<p>For most of those revolutionaries, this is a dark and bitter time.<p>"The moment we entered Tahrir remains the most significant moment of my entire life, because I physically felt a wall being broken down, a wall of fear that they're working very hard at rebuilding," says Noor Noor, son of prominent Egyptian politician Ayman Noor an Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:07:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 38273 at http://wkms.org Three Years Later, Tahrir Protesters Drained And Defeated The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers http://wkms.org/post/high-price-egyptians-pay-opposing-their-rulers Mohamed Yousef is a tall, handsome practitioner of kung fu. In fact, he's an Egyptian champion who recently won an international competition.<p>But a month ago, when he collected his gold medal at the championship in Russia, he posed for a picture after putting on a yellow T-shirt with a hand holding up four fingers.<p>That's the symbol of Rabaa al-Adawiya, the Cairo square where Egyptian security forces opened fire in August on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:28:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 37048 at http://wkms.org The High Price Egyptians Pay For Opposing Their Rulers Egyptians Hit Streets, Defying Protest Ban http://wkms.org/post/egyptians-hit-streets-defying-protest-ban Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>A new political storm is brewing in Egypt. It's over a law that bans unauthorized protest. Egyptian officials are taking to the airwaves to defend the law, in the face of fierce opposition from secular political activists. NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo.<p>LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: A few hundred people rallied in downtown Cairo today, chanting - let's start the revolution again. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:24:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 36930 at http://wkms.org Back To The Future: Calls Grow For A Military Ruler In Egypt http://wkms.org/post/back-future-calls-grow-military-ruler-egypt For nearly three years Egyptians have battled for a different, and better, future. But the transition has been tumultuous, filled with pitfalls, death and disappointment.<p>Today, many are ready to settle for a return to the pre-revolution status quo: a strong, military man who can guide Egypt back to stability.<p>At the Kakao lounge in central Cairo, teenage girls sample chocolates that bear the face of Egyptian military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:41:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 36678 at http://wkms.org Back To The Future: Calls Grow For A Military Ruler In Egypt Tripoli Zoo Sees Different Kind Of Cage — One With Migrants http://wkms.org/post/tripoli-zoo-sees-different-kind-cage-one-migrants Gun-toting militiamen man the steel gate that leads into the Tripoli zoo. A sign promises a garden of animals. Inside, there are paths that meander through a maze of cages and animal habitats. Monkeys climb trees; hippos submerge themselves in water and lions lounge in the heat.<p>Just a few hundred yards away, there's a different kind of cage: Inside there are people — migrants waiting to be deported or to prove they are in Libya legally.<p>Sayed Ghazallah has his men unlock the padlock on the steel bars. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:07:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 36481 at http://wkms.org Tripoli Zoo Sees Different Kind Of Cage — One With Migrants In Libya, The Militias Rule While Government Founders http://wkms.org/post/libya-militias-rule-while-government-founders Zintan, a mountain town in northwestern Libya, is a place of gray and brown buildings, with little infrastructure, about 50,000 people and no central government control.<p>The Libyan government doesn't provide basic services, not even water. People use wells to provide for themselves. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:10:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 36375 at http://wkms.org In Libya, The Militias Rule While Government Founders Unrest Erupts In Egypt After Attack On Christian Wedding http://wkms.org/post/unrest-erupts-egypt-after-attack-christian-wedding Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Sunday was supposed to be a day of joy in Egypt at the Church of the Virgin Mary in suburban Cairo. There were four weddings scheduled. But after a drive-by shooting ripped through the celebrations, there were four burials today instead. At least 18 other people were wounded in the attack. It was the latest act of violence in a country experiencing divisions and great crisis. From Cairo, NPR's Leila Fadel sent this report.<p>LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: At the entrance of the church, a line of police stands guard. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:37:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 35906 at http://wkms.org Egypt's Crackdown On Islamists Spreads To Mosques, Charities http://wkms.org/post/egypts-crackdown-islamists-spreads-mosques-charities Mohammed is a teacher, and for the past 17 years, he has also worked with an Islamic charity in Cairo. But a little more than two weeks ago that charity was shut down.<p>Security forces raided its office, took everything and began searching for the head of the board of directors because he's connected to the Muslim Brotherhood — the Islamist group of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.<p>Mohammed, who asked that only his first name be used, fled.<p>He left his job and his home, worried he'd be arrested. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 16:58:00 +0000 Leila Fadel 35846 at http://wkms.org Egypt's Crackdown On Islamists Spreads To Mosques, Charities