Middle East

Sisi chooses stability over freedoms, human rights

TOPSHOTS An Egyptian supporter of Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a neon sign portraying him (C) along with Pope Tawadros II (L), leader of Egypt's Coptic Church, and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Shiekh Ahmed el-Tayeb (R) during a gathering in the capital Cairo on May 10, 2014. The retired field marshal, who toppled elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, is expected to sweep the May 26-27 election. (AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 12, 2014, on page 9.




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