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Obama Urges el-Sissi to Respect Rights of Egyptians

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, to invest in the political, economic and social aspirations of the Egyptian people. In a telephone conversation Thursday, Obama expressed concerns about mass trials, the continued imprisonment of journalists and peaceful activists, and the status of non-governmental organizations. Hundreds of opposition members in Egypt have been sentenced to death in swift trials, and many journalists are serving...

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