Activists, activists' families, academics, doctors have all been the targets of Sisi's irrational wrath. It's becoming easier to count those Egyptians who are not in jail than those in it.
Despite the government's iron fist, Egyptians are still intent on taking to the streets.
The Egyptian ambassador told "60 Minutes" not to air the footage.
Twin suicide bombings at Egyptian churches were only the latest tragedies for a community that has long been made scapegoats in a battle between the government and Islamist groups.
Human rights organizations have repeatedly criticized media freedoms in Egypt, which jailed the second most journalists of any country in the world in 2015.
Black box recorders still missing from plane that plunged into Mediterranean with 66 on board.
Sisi had previously denied that the crash that killed 224 people was caused by ISIS.
The low turnout highlighted growing disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013.
During the first Republican presidential primary debate on Thursday night, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz suggested President Barack Obama should take a cue from President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt when it comes to dealing with religious extremists.
The army said five checkpoints were attacked by about 70 Islamic State militants and that soldiers had destroyed three landcruisers fitted with anti-aircraft guns.