Egypt's president says criticism threatens the state

2016-02-24 19:01
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (Fady Fars, AP)

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (Fady Fars, AP)

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Cairo - Egypt's president says unfair criticism of parliament and the government is contributing to attempts to bring down the state, telling Egyptians not to listen to anyone but him.

President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi did not go into specifics in an address broadcast live on Wednesday, saying only that he would "remove from the face of the Earth" anyone plotting to bring down the state.

The government has faced a wave of criticism in recent weeks over alleged police brutality and other rights abuses, as well as its handling of the economy.

El-Sisi said he knows the "remedy" for Egypt's problems, adding: "Please, don't listen to anyone but me."

As military chief, el-Sisi led the 2013 overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president, an Islamist whose divisive rule ignited mass protests.

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