egyptian pres'>Ignoring Egyptian Pres Sisi's horrible repression, the French government approves the sale of 30 Rafale fighter jets worth $4.5 billion. Macron says they are needed to fight "terrorism," ignoring how Sisi's repression is a gift to the terrorist recruiters.
It only encourages Egyptian Pres Sisi's ruthless repression for the French government to keep selling his military the latest weapons (pocketing the profits) while pretending this somehow advances the fight against terrorism -- 30 Rafale jets at $4.5B.
While the French government goes soft on Egyptian Pres Sisi's repression, he "disappears" this businesswoman because her brother, leader of a moderate opposition party, is in exile in France -- part of Sisi's pattern of targeting family of critics abroad.
Two days after Egypt security forces raid the homes of relatives of Egyptian-American dissident Mohamed Soltan, an outspoken critic of the repressive rule of Pres Sisi, the Biden administration approves the sale of $200 million worth of missiles to Egypt.
In an effort to silence Egyptian-American human rights activist Mohamed Soltan, who now lives in the United States, Egyptian authorities raid homes and detain members of his family. That shows what the brutal Pres Sisi's government is made of.
The coddling of Egypt's Pres Sisi began in the early days when the Obama administration refused to call his 2013 military overthrow of an elected president a "coup." It has only been downhill since, the most repressive period in modern Egyptian history.
Biden promised "no more blank checks" for Egyptian Pres Sisi's brutally repressive government. Now will he act, conditioning the billions in US aid and arms that support Egypt's security apparatus, before Egypt's human rights activists become "extinct."
Egyptian Pres Sisi's government detained three leading human rights defenders because they briefed European diplomats, and it refuses to condition European Union aid on its respect for human rights, but French Pres Macron will keep selling it arms anyway.
After reports that ousted Egyptian Pres Mohamed Morsi's health had "deteriorated severely" and was being "ignored" by the authorities he reportedly dies in court
When ousted Egyptian Pres Morsi collapsed in his courtroom prison cage, security forces left him there for 20 minutes before attempting to provide assistance. He died.
Not surprising that the Egyptian government under Pres Sisi would let Mohamed Morsi die of untreated illness, given that it shot and killed 817 of his followers in Rabaa Square in a mere 12 hours in 2014.
Under Pres (then Gen) Sisi's direction, Egyptian forces killed 817+ Rabaa Square sit-in protesters in twelve hours in 2013. No one has been prosecuted for the slaughter. But under Sisi, Egyptian courts have now imposed death sentences on 75 survivors.