Prabir Purkayastha, August 16, 2013
The clearing the two sit-ins in Cairo of Muslim Brotherhood by the Army and security forces has left hundreds dead and thousands wounded. The Health Ministry has admitted on Thursday (15th August) to 638 having died in the two camps with more 3,994 injured, both numbers bound to rise as clashes continue. Those killed include the 17-year old daughter of Mohamed al-Beltagy, one of the key Brotherhood's leaders.
The number of security forces who have died are already 45, with government buildings, police stations and military check-posts under attack. More worrying, a large number of churches have been attacked as well as Christian homes.
Newsclick Report, June 23, 2012
There are three components to the current crisis in Egypt. Right now, the most important, at least in public eye, is who will become the next president of Egypt?
Prabir Purkayastha,Newsclick, May 26, 2012
Egypt's first round of Presidential polls has shown that the two institutions – Islamists and the military – still dominate the political landscape, even if their hold is weakening. The surprise in the elections has been the unexpectedly strong showing of Hamdeen Sabahi, the Nasserist left-secular candidate.