Tantawi arrested after Egyptian court confirms election fraud

An Egyptian appeals court on Monday upheld a one-year prison sentence for opposition politician Ahmad al-Tantawi and arrested him immediately following the ruling, according to lawyer Nabeh Elganadi speaking to AFP.

Tantawi, a former lawmaker, had hoped to challenge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the 2023 elections.

However, in February, he was convicted of election campaign irregularities.

Elganadi further stated that the court also upheld one-year sentences for 21 members of Tantawi’s campaign team.

The specific details of the alleged irregularities remain unclear.

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