Macron, Sisi and the human rights struggle in the Arab world



When the leader of the coup government in Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, began his recent visit to France, a wave of human rights reports and appeals reached his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron. He was being asked to put pressure on Sisi to end his regime's human rights violations. This is likely to have the same end result as other reports and appeals made during Sisi's visits to other Western countries, such as Britain, Germany and the United States. In short, there will be no change in the Egyptian regime's policies; human rights violations will not end; and Egyptians will discover once again that Western...

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