Abdel Fattah el-Sissi

Sisi in Germany seeking Western support

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is in Berlin for meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel and other German leaders amid widespread concerns about the ex-general’s government’s human rights record. Last month, Parliamentary Speaker Norbert Lammert cancelled his planned meeting with Sisi, citing the Egyptian government’s “systematic persecution of opposition groups” and other[…]

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Dramatic reversal of human rights in Egypt: HRW

The rule of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has seen the “most dramatic reversal of human rights in Egypt’s modern history,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Prominent rights activists have been jailed or sought refuge abroad while non-governmental organizations face a November 10 deadline to register under “a highly restrictive 2002 law”[…]

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Obama, Sisi hold first meeting on sidelines of UN

US President Barack Obama stressed Egypt’s role in the security of the Middle East Thursday as he met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met for the first time on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. “Obviously, the US-Egyptian relationship has been an important cornerstone of our security[…]

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Sisi: Egypt should have deported journalists

Egypt’s president has said he wished journalists jailed in his country had been deported rather than tried, less than two weeks after three Al Jazeera staff were sentenced to seven years in prison for “aiding a terrorist group”. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was reported by the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper as telling[…]

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