Episode
November 20, 2013

Egypt's exclusive democracy

Will the Muslim Brotherhood be pushed underground again?
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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi raise his poster during a protest in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP/AMR NABIL)

An Egyptian court has sentenced 12 supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi to 17 years in prison for participating in violent protests. It is the latest in an ongoing political standoff between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed government. Since his removal, thousands of Morsi supporters have been arrested, but now a Brotherhood-led alliance is calling for national dialogue to end Egypt’s crisis. So will their calls be answered, and if not, then what? Join us at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak with:

Wael Eskandar @weskandar
Blogger & journalist
blog.notesfromtheunderground.net

Larbi Sadiki
Professor of International Relations at Qatar University
 
Abdullah El-Haddad @AbdelHaddad
Spokesman, Muslim Brotherhood's UK press office 
 
Fatema Bayad @TemaNursurg
Anti-coup activist

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