Sisi’s UK visit exposes lie about ‘British values’ #SisiVisit ~ Myriam Francois-Cerrah, MIDDLE EAST EYE, Wednesday 4 November 2015.
There is no such thing as British values – only a discourse about Britishness that is used to wield power over different groups and nations.
The imminent arrival of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, on an official visit to the UK has been shrouded in secrecy. Even the exact date was until recently undisclosed, in no small part in an attempt to limit a tide of opposition to the arrival of a man with a track record on human rights that the NGO Human Rights Watch has described as involving “probable crimes against humanity”.
From a lack of accountability for the killing of protesters by security forces to mass detentions, military trials of civilians, hundreds of death sentences and the forced eviction of thousands of families in the…
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