Egyptian presidential candidate to stand trial for forgery in June

Egyptian presidential candidate to stand trial for forgery in June

[JURIST] Court officials in Egypt have announced that opposition presidential candidate Ayman Nour will stand trial on charges of forgery in June. Prosecutors allege that Nour and six members of his Al Ghad Party forged nearly 1,500 signatures [JURIST report] to meet the number required to register his political party. In a suprising move ealier this month, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak ordered a change in the country's election laws [JURIST report] that allows multiple candidates to run in presidential elections. Nour, currently out on bail, maintains his innocence and says he will continue to pursue the presidency. AP has more.