Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed and thousands arrested since the Muslim Brotherhood was banned - an organisation that was happily accepted such a short time ago. The Egyptian military led government has since declared the Muslim Brotherhood to be a "terrorist" organisation, a claim the group denies.
In May Egyptians go to the polls once more. The former army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, the man who led the military coup against Morsi but has since resigned from his military role, is tipped to win the election.
Islamist insurgents allegedly responded to the military takeover with violence. As a result hundreds of people have been killed, and many are troops or police officers.
In many ways Egypt has gone full circle since the 2011 revolution touted as the Arab Spring. A revolution supported by the west.
But after all of that the country is back in military hands, although allegedly due to the will of the majority of the people.
The country is facing many challenges, not least economic. The country needs a vibrant tourist industry to return to Egypt. For that to happen the country must become more stable and safe.
Will news of mass trials issuing death sentences restore faith in Egypt? Will news of the ongoing detention of reporters help the case? Hardly.
Human rights groups and the UN have already condemned the mass trials.
South China Morning Post