There has been growing criticism of Egypt’s human rights record under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. A report by U.N. rights experts released last week attributed the death of ex-President Mohammed Morsi to "brutal" conditions during his six years in jail.
Egypt has also arrested at least 3,000 people since September amid a crackdown on dissent following rare anti-government protests. Western nations continue providing Egypt with military and financial aid, despite expressing repeated concerns over human rights.
El-Sissi says his priorities are fighting terrorism and reviving the economy.