Sisi's human rights record casts pall over visit to France

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Human rights groups are denouncing an official visit to France by Egypt's president.

They accuse the French government of "disgraceful ... indulgence" of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's human rights violations and say France should neither support Sisi politically nor sell weapons to Egypt.

Activists say torture, repression and unfair trials against civil rights advocates and journalists are common.

The French president's office is insisting it is "particularly vigilant" about human rights issues.

Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Paris.

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