Boris Johnson urged to confront Egypt leader over human rights

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PM meets Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, seen as critical to ending Libyan civil war, at London summit Boris Johnson has been challenged to do more to confront the domestic human rights record of the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, including his practice of imprisoning children charged with taking part in protests against the regime. The president, as chair of the African Union, has been in London as star speaker at the UK’s Africa investment conference, and on Tuesday met the prime minister in Downing Street. The UK has strong commercial and security ties with Egypt, which is seen as a bulwark against Islamist terrorism. Sisi is also seen as critical to resolving the Libyan civil war. Continue reading...
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