President Morsi Removed, Constitution Suspended


President Mohamed Morsi has been overthrown, and the country's constitution has been suspended, Egyptian Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a statement on Wednesday.

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  • Egypt:  Rights Group Calls on Army

    Amnesty International, 3 July 2013

    With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt, Amnesty International urges the security forces, including the army, to do all within their power to protect the human rights and ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Group Calls for New Protection of Rights

    Human Rights Watch, 3 July 2013

    Egypt's new government should break decisively from a pattern of serious abuses that has prevailed since the January 2011 uprising, and make a commitment to respect the rights to ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Statement by President Barack Obama on Egypt

    The White House, 4 July 2013

    As I have said since the Egyptian Revolution, the United States supports a set of core principles, including opposition to violence, protection of universal human rights, and ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Former President Mursi - Army Measures Are Coup

    Aswat Masriya, 3 July 2013

    Former President Mohamed Mursi said on his Facebook page that the steps announced by the armed forces are "a military coup that is wholly rejected". read more »

  • Egypt:  Army Deploys Forces to Egypt Squares and Streets

    Aswat Masriya, 3 July 2013

    Egypt's army has started spreading forces in the streets, especially in key points of demonstrations, the state news agency reported. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt Security Forces' Failure to Stop Protest Deaths 'Suspicious'

    Amnesty International, 3 July 2013

    Egyptian police and security forces are failing to protect protesters and bystanders from violence amid the country's political strife, Amnesty International said today, on the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  UN Rights Arm Urges Morsi to Listen

    UN News Service, 2 July 2013

    The United Nations human rights office today called on President Mohamed Morsi to listen to the demands of the Egyptian people as expressed throughout mass demonstrations over the ... read more »

  • Egypt:  Morsi Faces Removal by Armed Forces

    Egypt State Information Service, 3 July 2013

    The coming 24 hours will witness intensive efforts to convince President Mohamed Morsi to step down to stave off the risks faced by the country. read more »

  • Egypt:  Egypt President Morsi Overthrown, Constitution Suspended

    Voice of America, 3 July 2013

    Egypt's army took power from President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the constitution. Army tanks are surrounding the presidential palace, and Morsi's whereabouts is unknown. read more »

  • Egypt:  Army Gives Parties 48-Hour Ultimatum

    Aswat Masriya, 1 July 2013

    The Egyptian army has granted all political parties 48 hours to reach consensus before it announces a road map for the future. read more »

  • Egypt:  Four Ministers Resign

    Aswat Masriya, 1 July 2013

    Four top officials resigned on Monday after anti-regime demonstrations swept Egypt on Sunday, calling for the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, Reuters reported. read more »

  • Egypt:  In an Exclusive Interview With the Guardian, President Mohamed Morsi Has Defiantly Rejected Calls for Early Elections, Setting the Stage for Trial of Strength On the Egyptian Streets.

    Egypt State Information Service, 1 July 2013

    President Morsi has vowed there will be no second revolution in Egypt. read more »

  • Egypt:  Can Morsi Survive?

    Chatham House, 1 July 2013

    The sheer numbers who protested on 30 June against the rule of Egypt's first elected president, Mohammed Morsi, have put pressure on him to pay more attention to the swelling ... read more »

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Photo: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera television carries live the broadcast by Egypt's armed forces chief, General Abdul Fatah Khalil al-Sisi, announcing the suspension of the constitution.