20 Sep, 2019

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A CIJA Delegation (Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs) recently met with Egypt’s brutal dictator Sisi

CAIRO – 10 September 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi received a delegation of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) of Canada.

Presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said the president asserted to the Jewish delegation that solving the Palestinian problem would open horizons of development in the region and provide prosperity, progress and security for its peoples.

The delegation members hailed the president’s efforts to boost the values of tolerance and peace, a matter that boosts historic coexistence among all religions.

Yet, al-Sisi’s regime has been accused of systematic human rights abuses. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has given police and national security officers a green light to use torture with impunity, according to Human Rights Watch.

HRW has stated that “Egypt’s epidemic of torture, with techniques including an “assembly line” of beatings, electric shocks, stress positions and sometimes rape by security forces, could amount to a crime against humanity.”

“President al-Sisi has effectively given police and national security officers a green light to use torture whenever they please,” said Joe Stork, HRW’s deputy Middle East director. “Impunity for the systematic use of torture has left citizens with no hope of justice.”

Adapted from: https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/74657/Sisi-receives-delegation-of-Jewish-center-in-Canada

And : https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/06/egypt-security-forces-enforcing-torture-assembly-human-rights-watch-al-sisi

Distributed by PAJU (Palestinian and Jewish Unity)


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