HRW: Egypt engaged in unprecedented crackdown on dissent
The Human Rights Watch has criticized the Egyptian government for its harsh crackdown on dissent.
The rights organization says there has been an unprecedented crackdown on the Egyptian opposition since Abdel Fattah el-Sisi became president. It accused the Sisi government of trampling over fundamental freedoms and rights in Egypt. The rights group further denounced Cairo for sentencing hundreds of political dissidents, including ousted president Mohamed Morsi, to death. The Human Rights Watch also urged British Prime Minister David Cameron to raise the issues during his upcoming meeting with the visiting Egyptian president in London. Other rights groups have so far slammed the Egyptian government for adopting tough stances against opposition groups.