Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Democrats urge Egypt’s Sisi to free dissidents before jail terms ‘become death sentences’

More than 50 US Democratic lawmakers have urged Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to release human rights activists, lawyers, journalists and other prisoners of conscience “before their unjust imprisonments become death sentences in the face of massive Covid outbreaks”. In a letter sent on Monday, the 55 politicians, led by[…]

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How Egypt presidential election is rendered irrelevant

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed any remaining doubt last week, as he formally announced his intention to seek a second term in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections. The Egyptian army chief-turned-president’s announcement surprised few experts, who say Sisi is almost guaranteed to be re-elected, after he made it nearly impossible for any[…]

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Sisi names bomber of Cairo Coptic Christian church

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said a suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed 24 Christians during Sunday Mass at a Cairo chapel adjacent to St Mark’s Cathedral, the seat of Egypt’s ancient Coptic Orthodox Church. It was among the deadliest attacks to ever target Egypt’s Coptic minority,[…]

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Egypt’s Sisi apologises for police brutality

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has apologised to the nation for human right abuses committed by the police. “I apologise to every Egyptian citizen who has been subjected to any abuse. I am accountable for anything that happens to an Egyptian citizen,” Sisi said on Sunday, a year after he[…]

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