The scene provided a powerful counterpoint to Mr. Sisi’s many critics, in Egypt and abroad, who know him as the leader of the military takeover that removed an elected president, oversaw a vicious security operation in which hundreds of protesters were gunned down in the streets of Cairo and has cemented his authority by filling prisons with his opponents while strangling the free press.
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“As President Sisi visits the White House, his government is overseeing a campaign of repression that flies in the face of American values,” said Maya Foa, a director at international human rights organization Reprieve.
Tens of thousands of people have been imprisoned since Mr. Sisi came to power, including several American citizens.
Friday, May 19 - “Our understanding of the scriptures, scriptures we consider inspired by God, tells us to welcome all people in all circumstances as fellow human beings.”
-- The Rev. Michael Tuck, rector of Trinity Church in Lenox
Friday, May 19 - In his letter to the editor, John Breasted writes: “BHS management does a disservice to this public interest, and to the market of potential patients to which they so heavily advertise their services, when they blow rhetorical smoke around the contract issues.”
Wednesday, May 17 - In his letter to the editor Great Barrington Selectboard member Ed Abrahams writes: “On Monday night, Stockbridge didn't say 'What's best for us?' You said, 'What's best for ALL OF US?' How rare is that today?"
Wednesday, May 17 - In her letter to the editor, Andrea Harrington writes: “I implore BMC to reach a fair agreement that provides nurses with tolerable working conditions that will ensure that patients receive the high quality health care that is so essential to all of us throughout the County.”