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HRW to Egypt: Commute Death Sentences for Rab’a Protestors

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should immediately commute the death sentences for 12 protestors, including prominent Muslim Brotherhood leaders who had been convicted in a grossly unfair mass trial for participation in the 2013 Rab’a sit-in that ended with security forces killing at least 817 protestors, Human Rights Watch said …

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How Sisi Beat Biden’s Human Rights Policy

Egypt is central to regional stability, and, as such, it remains a critical partner for the United States. The Egyptians have just been waiting for the Americans to realize this fact…again. Fair enough. But history also suggests it’s only a matter of time until the United States starts questioning Egypt’s …

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Biden accused of U-turn over Egypt’s human rights abuses: Critics say US president’s realpolitik ignores Sisi regime’s ‘hostage-taking tactics’ against dissidents

Joe Biden and the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, held their first official call in late May, four months after Biden took office. As a candidate, Biden promised that there would be “no blank checks” for the man Donald Trump once addressed as “my favourite dictator”. Yet when they spoke, …

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NGOs say Biden’s proposed military aid to Egypt undermines human rights

A group of prominent human rights organizations on Friday slammed the Biden administration’s plan to send more than a billion dollars in military aid to Egypt after having campaigned on handing “no more blank checks” to the North African government.

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