Britain’s Cameron welcomes Egyptian dictator Sisi

This 26 January 2019 video says about itself:

Egypt: Footage shows shot protester Shaimaa al-Sabbagh

The BBC’s Orla Guerin: “She went to lay a wreath in Tahrir Square, she never made it”. The clashes follow the death of activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was killed during a march in Cairo on Saturday.

Another video used to say about itself:

Egyptian Female Activist Shaima al-Sabbagh Killed By Police In Tahrir Square Protest

24 January 2015

Shocking Moment: female socialist activist is gunned down by police during demonstrations on 4th anniversary of Arab Spring [against] Hosni Mubarak

A woman was killed on Saturday in Cairo after the police fired shotgun pellets at a handful of socialist activists marching to Tahrir Square with flowers to commemorate the hundreds of demonstrators killed there during the revolution that began on Jan 25 2011, witnesses said.

A health ministry spokesman said Shaima al-Sabbagh died of birdshot wounds, which fellow protesters said were fired by police to disperse the march. Al Sabbagh who was said to be 34 years old with a five year old son, was shot while she peacefully marched towards the Tahrir Square to lay a commemorative wreath of roses.

Egyptian activists shared graphic images of Ms. Sabbagh’s last moments on social networks. Photographs and video recorded before the police moved in seemed to show the protesters, including Ms. Sabbagh, standing peacefully outside the Air France KLM office in Talaat Harb Square near Tahrir. As officers charged at the protesters, guns drawn, shots rang out and Ms. Sabbagh fell to the pavement. Al-Sabbagh was taken to a hospital where she was declared dead.

By Luke James in Britain:

Jeremy Corbyn slams PM for red carpet welcome for Egyptian President Sissi

Thursday 5th November 2015

JEREMY CORBYN has accused David Cameron of displaying “contempt” for democracy and human rights by “rolling out the red carpet” for Egyptian president Abdel Fatah el-Sissi.

The Prime Minister will today welcome the former head of Egypt’s army, who ousted democratically elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, to No 10 to discuss “security co-operation” over Libya.

Labour’s leader will not meet Mr Sissi and has criticised Mr Cameron for hosting a “coup leader” accused of human rights abuses.

Amnesty International report that hundreds have been sentenced to death after “grossly unfair trials,” while thousands more have been arrested in a “crackdown on dissent.”

And in a statement ahead of the visit, Mr Corbyn said the invitation “makes a mockery of government claims to be promoting peace and justice in the region.”

Support for dictatorial regimes in the Middle East has been a key factor fuelling the spread of terrorism,” he added.

“Rather than rolling out the red carpet to President Sissi, the Prime Minister should suspend arms exports to Egypt until democratic and civil rights are restored.”

Downing Street has insisted “no issues are off the table” when asked whether Mr Cameron would raise human rights abuses.

Campaign Against the Arms Trade (Caat) last night staged a protest over the visit outside Downing Street.

The Con-Dem government presided over a total of £156 million worth of arms sales to Egypt, according to Caat.

Spokesman Andrew Smith said: “If the government cares about human rights and democracy then it must end arms sales to Egypt and put a stop to the political support that bolsters the regime.”

Top Tory slams David Cameron’s decision to invite Egyptian president al-Sisi to the UK. Crispin Blunt, chairman of the influential Foreign Affairs Select Committee, says no one should be in any doubt the price Egypt has paid for President al-Sisi’s crackdown on dissent in his bid to bring stability to the country: here.

DAVID CAMERON came under attack yesterday from a senior member of his own party for his decision to invite Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sissi to Britain. Commons foreign affairs committee chairman Crispin Blunt told MPs that Mr Sissi must be held accountable for the deaths and imprisonment of opposition activists since 2013, when the army overthrew then president Mohammed Morsi following mass protests.

Egyptian dictator al-Sisi feted by UK government: here.

In echoes of Britain’s support of Saddam Hussein in the 1980s along with the US, and Margaret Thatcher’s thanks to August Pinochet for “bringing democracy to Chile”, Britain will host Egyptian junta leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on a state visit in November: here.

Egypt’s military intelligence summoned investigative journalist Hossam Baghat this AM: here.

“In my opinion you have an impressive president,” said the German economics minister, vice chancellor and Social Democratic Party (SPD) chairman, Sigmar Gabriel, in reference to the Egyptian despot Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Gabriel made the remark during a press conference last Sunday in the Egyptian capital of Cairo: here.

25 thoughts on “Britain’s Cameron welcomes Egyptian dictator Sisi

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  2. Amazing Britain’s political elite support oppressive governments that are illegal such as the present Egyptian government who gained power through violence, and aid and abet a corrupt regime in the supply of weapons? is the average British citizen either stupid or morally depraved to have a British government whom are aligned to so many corrupt regimes?
    It is highly likely the British intelligence MI6 with Mossad, had put a bomb or attached a explosive upon the Russian aircraft to punish Russia for the Ukraine support? this leading to a conflict of interests of the Imperialist countries backing war in Ukraine and also Assad who supports countries such as Iran? it highly probable Western interests had targeted a Russian aircraft as punishment for what could be considered difficult? also Russia has been a country to be punished for being communist in particular by America, it is my view Russia could not sustain communism and could not ever be communist as a result of the power bloc of western interests and Russia became communist as a result of western interests in overthrowing the monarchy.
    We note Cameron is the first politician to make the accusation of a bomb being aboard, this statement made with investigation of this accusation points to Britain being connected to the destruction of life to avoid being seen as the culprit of criminal activity.


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