Egypt condemns McCain criticism of Al-Sisi’s ‘backwards’ Egypt


Published: 2018-01-25 16:56

Last Updated: 2018-01-25 19:57

Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Roya News Source

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday he absolutely rejects the statement of the U.S. Sen. John McCain who criticized Egypt crackdown on human rights and democracy under the President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, according to AP.

The statement comes on the seventh anniversary of the Jan.25,2011 popular uprising that ended up with toppling Hosni Mubarak regime.

The Ministry says McCain’s remarks “included unfounded accusations, fallacies, and misinformation,” and “flimsy claims.”

Earlier on Wednesday, McCain said that “over the past years, we have witnessed Egypt lurch dangerously backwards. President el-Sisi’s unprecedented crackdown on political activism and fundamental human rights has led to the imprisonment of tens of thousands of dissidents, including 19 American citizens and nearly 3,500 young people.”