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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  • Andrea Freeman
    signed 2017-03-04 03:58:41 -0500
  • Gisela Lopez
    signed 2017-03-04 03:43:53 -0500
  • André Rousseau
    signed 2017-03-04 03:41:00 -0500
  • Owolabi Animashaun
    signed 2017-03-04 03:06:57 -0500
  • Thomas M. Rauch
    signed 2017-03-04 03:03:06 -0500
  • Michelle Pavcovich
    signed 2017-03-04 02:53:30 -0500
  • Jennifer Smith
    signed 2017-03-04 02:51:13 -0500
  • Carol Lapetino
    signed 2017-03-04 02:48:58 -0500
  • Margaret Wiggin
    signed 2017-03-04 02:44:21 -0500
  • Mikael Johansson
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 02:37:17 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Mikael Johansson
    @HumanRights666 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-04 02:37:14 -0500
    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=469363
  • Mikael Johansson
    signed 2017-03-04 02:37:02 -0500
  • Giuliano Albertini
    signed 2017-03-04 02:27:42 -0500
  • Tere Magana
    signed 2017-03-04 02:25:10 -0500
  • Joe Salazar
    @JoeSalazar17 tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-04 02:20:36 -0500
    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=44670
  • Joe Salazar
    signed 2017-03-04 02:20:20 -0500
  • Srijan Chakraborty
    signed 2017-03-04 02:17:47 -0500
  • Scott Crockett
    signed 2017-03-04 02:15:23 -0500
  • Marc Silverman
    signed 2017-03-04 02:14:40 -0500
  • Constance Penn
    signed 2017-03-04 02:08:25 -0500
  • Gianna Maita
    signed 2017-03-04 02:08:22 -0500
  • John Viacrucis
    signed 2017-03-04 02:05:07 -0500
  • Corinne Salcedo
    signed 2017-03-04 02:02:18 -0500
  • Kirsten Andersen
    signed 2017-03-04 02:01:13 -0500
  • Karen Barton
    signed 2017-03-04 01:59:42 -0500
  • Judith and Lester A Hoyle
    signed 2017-03-04 01:58:31 -0500
  • Susie Duff
    signed 2017-03-04 01:50:40 -0500
  • Ira Gerard
    signed 2017-03-04 01:43:33 -0500
    A dictator praising another dictator.
  • Lisa Gherardi
    signed 2017-03-04 01:38:34 -0500
  • Elaine Nonneman
    signed 2017-03-04 01:37:10 -0500
    Mr. Trump, Sisi is BAD COMPANY!
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