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Egypt: Election Boycotters Trying to ‘Overthrow the Regime’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks on during a press conference with his Russian counterpart (unseen) following their talks at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo on December 11, 2017. (Getty)

CAIRO — Egypt’s prosecutor general has launched an investigation into a dozen leading opposition figures who have called for a boycott of the upcoming presidential election, over accusations they are attempting to “overthrow the regime.”

Nabil Sadeq’s office in a statement late Monday said it had referred a complaint filed by a lawyer to the Giza prosecutor’s office.

The file charges that the group, which includes former presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabahi, conspired to destabilize the country last month when they called for boycotting the election.

(AP)

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