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How Egypt’s opposition is countering Sisi ahead of presidential vote

The sentence issued against Egyptian lawyer Khaled Ali, who intends to run in the 2018 presidential elections, comes after opposition factions announced the launch of talks to agree on a consensual candidate to run against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

CAIRO — An Egyptian court of misdemeanors in the Giza governorate sentenced on Sept. 25 prominent human rights lawyer and potential presidential candidate Khalid Ali to three months in prison after being found guilty of offending public decency.

Ali swiftly responded, saying the case was fabricated. Following the sentence, he wrote on his Facebook page, “When we addressed the Egyptian issue of Tiran and Sanafir, we knew we would have to pay for it.”

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