Skip to main content

Even as Sisi frees prisoners, opponents unite against him

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is releasing more opposition prisoners, bringing the number to 8,000 since he became president in 2014, but he hasn't appeased his rivals.
Read in 

CAIRO — The Egyptian opposition at home and abroad is amplifying its call to unify their ranks against the government.

Ayman Nour, a former Egyptian presidential candidate and head of Ghad El-Thawra Party, said in a June 9 Facebook post that representatives of the Egyptian opposition far and wide have met numerous times to discuss his plan to build a national dialogue.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.