Egypt court rejects appeal from jailed politician

A Cairo court rejected on Monday a request to set jailed Egyptian opposition politician Ayman Nour free on health grounds.

Egypt court rejects appeal from jailed politician
The decision was issued by the Supreme Administrative Court, which was ruling on Nour's appeal against early dismissals of his request for freedom.

Nour, 43, a liberal who challenged President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential elections in 2005, is diabetic and has had heart problems.

The politician, who came a distant second to Mubarak, is serving a five-year sentence on fraud charges he says the authorities fabricated to exclude him from politics.

Agencies
Last Mod: 17 Mart 2008, 15:15
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