President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi defends Egypt’s security laws

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has defended Egypt’s security laws, insisting he is still taking the country on a path to democracy.

Sisi underlined that Egypt’s situation was different to that of Europe, stressing that Egypt was threatened by extremist groups and feared the collapses suffered by its neighbors.

The retired field marshal led the army’s overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi in 2013 following mass protests and since then, hundreds of people have been killed and more than 40,000 are believed to have been jailed in a crackdown on dissent.

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