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Egypt novelist criticises BBC for 'defaming Sisi'

Egypt's incumbent President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is much better than the his ousted predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, as well as assassinated president, Mohamed Anwar Sadat, Egyptian feminist writer, Nawal El-Saadawi, said on Sunday.

Speaking at the BBC's "Bela Qoyod" (No Restrictions) TV programme, El-Saadawi stressed that the Western media has been smearing Al-Sisi's reputation by accusing him of "throwing Egyptians in jails".

"Are you bringing me to criticise him [Al-Sisi] and agree to your [Western media] opposing opinion!" she shouted at the programme's presenter.

Criticising the BBC, the Egyptian novelist said: "You have a specific agenda that you want to impose on all the guests on your TV programmes. You do not give them the chance to express their opinions so you can shed the light on your targeted message."

"I object to that," she stressed.

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