Say No to Al Sisi

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet with Egyptian President General Sisi in the coming month. According to the Human Rights Watch, at least 34,000 people have been arrested and detained since General Sisi came to power in Egypt in 2013. The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms additionally reported that 912 people were victims of politically motivated forced disappearances from August 2015- August 2016. And throughout 2016, 433 detainees — including eight children — reported mistreatment and torture while in custody.

But apparently, these human rights abuses do not dishearten the new U.S. President, as Trump has previously complimented the Egyptian dictator by stating that he has "done a very good job" and that "he' a fantastic guy, he took control of Egypt". Trump is either missing the irony that Sisi literally took control of Egypt via military coup — or simply finds this action praiseworthy. 

Trump has also lauded Sisi for reducing Egypt's terrorist problem. In truth, however, Sisi's brutal tactics that include extrajudicial killings, torture, and other abuses of human rights has caused the youth to become more easily swayed by local and international terrorist groups. In addition, Sisi's policies are contributing to the larger refugee problem, as many Egyptians are trying to escape the politically based violence. This phenomenon is a straightforward example of the double standard that occurs within the political rhetoric of the United States. Despite his efforts to stem immigration from Middle Eastern countries, Trump is directly supporting a tyrant who is contributing to the refugee crisis.

Under the Obama administration, the United States gave $1.3 billion a year to General Sisi's regime. It appears that President Trump wants to strengthen the relations even further.

We say that it's time to cut ties with Sisi's abusive government and call on President Trump to cancel the proposed meeting!


President Donald Trump:

Egyptian President General Sisi, who took power through a military coup and has a track record for human rights abuses that includes extrajudicial killings and torture, is not fit to be considered an American ally, and should not be welcome in the United States. We call on you to cut ties with his abusive government and cancel your proposed meeting with him. 

Sincerely,

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  • signed 2017-04-21 11:30:49 -0400
  • signed via 2017-04-08 17:19:19 -0400
    انا والده المعتقل حسام احمد هارون معتقل من 10/12/2013 حسام طبيب بشري كان بالتكليف اثناء اعتقاله وهو داخل السجن جات النيابه تبعه جراحه مخ واعصاب ولم يستلمها .كان نفسي اشوفه بعد تعبي وارهاقي علي تعليمه ان يكون طبيبا مشهورا لان حسام كان متفوقا بدراسته بكل الطب البشري ولكن يشاء القدر ان يحرمني من رؤيه امل عشت له عمر كبير حتي اصبح كابوسا داخل سجن في قضيه ملفقه واخذ حكم ثمان سنوات ونصف وذلك للانضمام والتظاهر وتم عمل النقض وتم الحمد لله قبول النقض واعاده المخاكمه .اتمني من الله ثم مساعدتكم بخروج ابني حتي يفرح قلبي
  • signed via 2017-04-02 15:19:57 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-02 10:12:28 -0400
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • signed 2017-04-02 10:10:16 -0400
    He is a killer
  • signed 2017-04-02 00:39:02 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-01 18:45:34 -0400
  • signed 2017-04-01 17:57:01 -0400
    SISI is war criminal
  • signed 2017-03-31 21:52:22 -0400
    paki wieland
  • @bappo10 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-31 15:24:34 -0400
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/sisi?recruiter_id=645442
  • signed 2017-03-31 15:23:53 -0400
  • signed via 2017-03-29 14:52:08 -0400
    Stop supporting the killer dictator
  • signed via 2017-03-27 14:40:52 -0400
    وهل لترامب عقل لكي يسمع او يفهم
  • signed 2017-03-25 17:17:23 -0400
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    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/sisi?recruiter_id=488607
  • signed 2017-03-23 17:41:19 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-21 05:21:39 -0400
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  • signed 2017-03-21 05:19:21 -0400
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  • @yehiasalah tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-19 19:16:39 -0400
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink http://www.codepink.org/sisi?recruiter_id=700354
  • signed via 2017-03-19 19:15:46 -0400
    NO TO AL SISI
  • signed via 2017-03-19 17:35:26 -0400
    60,000+ detainees, not just 34,000
  • signed 2017-03-19 16:41:41 -0400
  • signed via 2017-03-19 16:01:45 -0400
    Sisi ls a tyrant and a murderer.sisi is a big terrorim
  • signed via 2017-03-19 15:36:25 -0400
    Al-Sisi killed my son, arrested his brothers and their father, sentenced them to five life sentences militarily .No rights in Egypt.


    السفاح السيسى قتل ابنى وحبس اخوانه وابوه خمس مؤبدات بمحاكمات عسكرية واسباب القضاء المصرى للمؤبد على ابوه

    :1) انه امين حزب الحرية والعدالة2)وانه كان يذهب الى رابعة.

    وعلى اولاده الثلاثة انهم اولاد امين الحزب
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