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All the President's MPs: The Egyptian Parliament’s Role in Burying Human Rights and Silencing Dissent

MIN READJun 29, 2017 | 15:10 GMT

The Egyptian parliament, in form and function, serves as an extension of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's autocratic reign

Dominated by supporters of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and under the autocratic direction of its speaker, Ali Abdel Aal, the country's parliament has become a rubber stamp for the administration's policies, where dissent, even among lawmakers, is not tolerated....

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