It has been one week, and nobody knows where the former president of Egypt is. Mohamed Morsi is being detained, along with at least seven of his top aides, held incommunicado. The authorities promise, "He is in a safe place." But safe where? They refuse to say. He has not been charged with any crime.
Authorities have issued arrest warrants for hundreds of other Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters, including the group's spiritual leader, known as the "supreme guide." He and nine other senior Islamist officials were accused Wednesday of provoking the violence that led Egyptian security forces to fatally shoot more than 50 pro-Morsi demonstrators Monday.