HRW urges US to oppose Sisi's bid to extend Egypt rule | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 10, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 10, 2019

HRW urges US to oppose Sisi's bid to extend Egypt rule

Human Rights Watch yesterday urged Washington to withhold its endorsement of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah's bid to extend his rule beyond the end of his second term in 2022.

Sisi was in Washington for his second Whit house meeting since President Donald Trump took office in 2017 and the New York-based watchdog said he was seeking his ally's green light for a package of constitutional amendments that are to be put to a referendum later this month.

HRW said that the amendments, which would also increase the military's political role and grant Sisi control over the judiciary, would "institutionalise authoritarianism".

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