Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-#Sissi is paying a state visit to #France for talks on fighting terrorism, the conflict in Libya and other regional issues, amid criticism from human rights groups over the Egyptian leader's crackdown on dissent. El-Sissi has overseen the largest #crackdown on critics in Egypt in living memory, jailing thousands of Islamists along with pro-democracy activists, reversing freedoms won in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, silencing critics and placing draconian rules on rights groups. FRANCE 24's Philip Turle tells us more.
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