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by Matt Lutton and M. Scott Brauer

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Egypt: Failure to Meet US Aid Conditions

The US should acknowledge in its certification review for resuming certain military aid that Egypt has made no progress on developing basic freedoms or on its democratic transition.

Since assuming power on July 3, 2013, Egypt’s military-backed government has killed well over 1,000 protesters and locked up more than 16,000 people, many solely on the basis of their peaceful exercise of rights to free expression, association, and peaceful assembly. The mass death sentences handed down by an Egyptian court to 529 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood on March 24, in a trial lacking even basic elements of due process, is but one example of an escalating climate of extreme political repression.

“The question is no longer whether Egypt is on the road to democratic transition, but how much of its brute repression the US will paper over,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “An accurate appraisal of Egypt’s record since the military-backed overthrow of President Morsy would conclude that, far from developing basic freedoms, the Egyptian authorities are doing the opposite.”

Photo 1: Al Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian-Egyptian national, stands in a metal cage during his trial in Cairo on March 24, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

Photo 2: Al Jazeera English journalist Peter Greste of Australia stands in a metal cage during his trial in Cairo on March 24, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

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India — Daily Life (March 2014)

Photos: Altaf Qadri/AP, Biswaranjan Rout/AP, Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP, Noah Seelam/Getty Images, Anupam Nath/AP, Ahmad Masood/Reuters, Babu/Reuters

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Pakistan — Daily Life (March 2014)

Photos: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters, Muhammed Muheisen/AP, Akhtar Soomro/Reuters, BK Banagsh/AP, Mian Khursheed/Reuters, Athar Hussain/Reuters

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An elbow to the nose, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. 

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An elbow to the nose, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. 

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Telephone pole climb and street takeover after the University of Kentucky lost in the NCAA finals, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. 

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Telephone pole climb and street takeover after the University of Kentucky lost in the NCAA finals, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2014. 

Sol Neelman’s Weird Sports 2: The Photo Book

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Our friend, Sol Neelman is doing a Kickstarter right now to support his new book, Weird Sports 2! Both Weird Sports and Weird Sports 2 are filled with wonderful weird sports from around the world including Florida. Click HERE to donate to his book! There are some really great rewards like getting a copy of the book, prints, and even a custom Weird Sports luchador mask.

Here are a few of our favorite Florida images:

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