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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Millie Phillips
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Eliot Kenin
Billy Angus
Neysha Sima
Elizabeth Neuse
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Grace Payne
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Catherine Caron
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  • Steve Ewoldt
    signed 2017-03-05 07:16:45 -0500
  • Art Hanson
    signed 2017-03-05 03:26:44 -0500
  • Joan Zavez
    signed 2017-03-05 03:03:10 -0500
  • Natalie Hanson
    signed 2017-03-05 02:14:13 -0500
  • Leon Van Steen
    signed 2017-03-05 02:07:09 -0500
  • Roger Underhill
    signed 2017-03-05 01:39:41 -0500
  • steven wilson
    signed 2017-03-05 01:33:19 -0500
  • Simone Pisias
    signed 2017-03-05 01:20:59 -0500
  • Millie Phillips
    signed 2017-03-05 00:45:18 -0500
  • Michael Brackney
    signed 2017-03-05 00:34:12 -0500
  • Laurie Funaroff
    signed 2017-03-05 00:18:59 -0500
  • Giusi Cappella
    signed 2017-03-05 00:18:11 -0500
    Trump likes dictators and tyrants, he is trying to be one himself here in the US.
  • jeannette hanna
    signed 2017-03-05 00:04:00 -0500
    It is time to stop supporting El Sisi’s brutal regime. Israel and Egypt receive more US dollars than any other countries. Both are brutal regimes with innumerable human rights and civil rights abuses. STOP!
  • Carla Davis
    @ tweeted link to this page. 2017-03-04 23:59:01 -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=588892
  • Carla Davis
    signed 2017-03-04 23:58:48 -0500
  • babette bruton
    signed 2017-03-04 23:43:34 -0500
  • Eliot Kenin
    signed 2017-03-04 23:43:09 -0500
  • Billy Angus
    signed 2017-03-04 23:26:34 -0500
  • Neysha Sima
    signed 2017-03-04 23:19:20 -0500
    People of the world are aware that Egypt’s Sisi was not democratically elected. It is unbelievable that President Trump would choose to support Sisi and ignore the human rights abuses, by the Sisi government that took power through a military coup.
  • Elizabeth Neuse
    signed 2017-03-04 22:59:40 -0500
  • Sarah Cooke
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-04 22:49:59 -0500
    Sign the petition: Trump: It’s time to cut ties &cancel your meeting with #Sisi! #Egypt #HumanRights via@codepink
  • Sarah Cooke
    signed 2017-03-04 22:49:42 -0500
  • Melba Dlugonski
    signed 2017-03-04 22:47:24 -0500
  • Grace Payne
    signed 2017-03-04 22:47:14 -0500
  • dave popoff
    signed 2017-03-04 22:34:44 -0500
  • Balana Elisabeth
    signed 2017-03-04 22:32:15 -0500
  • ulle koiv
    signed 2017-03-04 22:28:30 -0500
  • Stephen Vandivere
    signed 2017-03-04 21:40:25 -0500
    It is hard to imagine any constructive result from the meeting
  • Ruth Gollobin
    signed 2017-03-04 21:05:02 -0500
  • Catherine Caron
    signed 2017-03-04 20:55:22 -0500
    Be diplomatic, but cancel the meeting.
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