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Lack of 'justice' fuelling extremism: Egypt president

22 May, 2015 2:08 PM
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Southern Shuneh: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."

El-Sissi spoke today at a regional World Economic Forum conference in Jordan.

He says extremism increases because of "desperation, regression of values of justice."

Egypt has waged a sweeping crackdown against Islamists since el-Sissi, then the army chief, led the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 amid massive protests demanding the president's removal.


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