Source: Human Rights Watch
Author(s): Elisa Epstein
Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/11/14/us-congress-should-not-be-fooled-egypts-platitudes
US policymakers shouldn’t be fooled by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s recent call to review Egypt’s draconian 2017 NGO law, which effectively criminalized non-governmental groups and set the path for “unprecedented” repression in the country. Members of Congress should instead focus on the relentless crackdown on civil society under Sisi’s rule, including the near-absolute ban on peaceful assembly as well as the arbitrary arrests, alleged torture, and enforced disappearances of dissidents and peaceful activists.
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