FRANCE 24 meets Amr Waked, the Egyptian actor who dared to speak out

published 5 months ago by France 24

Amr Waked is an actor and filmmaker known to international audiences for his roles in Hollywood films "Syriana" and "Lucy". But most recently, he has come under the spotlight for a different reason: the 46-year-old Egyptian was expelled from the country's actors' union for committing what's being referred to as "high treason". This after he spoke out against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a meeting with US members of Congress. He joins us on Middle East Matters to tell us more.

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