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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  • Nihaya Atchanah
    signed 2017-03-06 14:30:38 -0500
  • Deborah Gunther
    signed 2017-03-06 12:12:01 -0500
  • Martina Lauer
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-06 12:03:00 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Martina Lauer
    @martina_lauer tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-06 12:02:57 -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=385349
  • Martina Lauer
    signed 2017-03-06 12:02:49 -0500
  • Elizabeth Williams
    signed 2017-03-06 11:39:01 -0500
  • KLaus Steinbrecher
    signed 2017-03-06 09:21:41 -0500
  • Steve Shapiro
    signed 2017-03-06 09:06:33 -0500
  • Tracy Holthaus
    signed 2017-03-06 07:15:08 -0500
  • Leslie Young
    signed 2017-03-06 03:23:53 -0500
  • Zaheer Abdoola
    signed 2017-03-06 03:09:14 -0500
  • Jean Taylor
    signed 2017-03-06 02:56:42 -0500
  • Joseph Szabo
    signed 2017-03-06 02:30:05 -0500
  • Eric Robson
    signed 2017-03-06 02:06:06 -0500
  • Richard Tuma
    signed 2017-03-06 01:00:54 -0500
  • Helen Bushnell
    signed 2017-03-06 00:59:47 -0500
  • Nancy Kelly
    signed 2017-03-06 00:26:33 -0500
  • Kate Goetz
    signed 2017-03-06 00:00:28 -0500
  • Carolyn Harris
    signed 2017-03-05 23:45:38 -0500
    I lived in Egypt during the Sadat years. Sadat brought peace to Egypt through the agreement with Isarel. Sisi is just the opposite of a peacemaker.
  • Gina Gatto
    signed 2017-03-05 23:25:16 -0500
  • Douglas Olson
    signed 2017-03-05 23:24:14 -0500
  • Ineke Deruyter
    signed 2017-03-05 23:23:39 -0500
  • Robert Fenstermaker
    signed 2017-03-05 22:34:30 -0500
  • Steve Rogers
    signed 2017-03-05 22:24:50 -0500
  • Bonnie Block
    signed 2017-03-05 21:45:08 -0500
  • Nick Barcott
    signed 2017-03-05 21:35:12 -0500
  • Sylvia Barnard
    signed 2017-03-05 20:56:09 -0500
  • Sylvia Barnard
    signed 2017-03-05 20:56:09 -0500
  • Adina Parsley Parsley
    signed 2017-03-05 20:11:51 -0500
  • Jeanne Crawford
    signed 2017-03-05 20:09:29 -0500
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