Egyptian prosecutors charge opposition presidential candidate

Egyptian prosecutors charge opposition presidential candidate

[JURIST] Egyptian prosecutors on Tuesday charged presidential candidate Ayman Nour with forging signatures to obtain recognition for his party, Al-Ghad. The charges come several months after Nour was arrested, a move that drew intense international criticism. Nour, an ardent supporter of multi-candidate elections in Egypt [JURIST Country news archive], was arrested in January, but then released on bail [AFP report] earlier this month. He claimed the arrest was aimed at eliminating him as a rival to President Hosni Mubarak [official profile]. Egypt is scheduled to hold [JURIST report] its first multi-party presidential elections this fall. No trial date was set for Nour. AP has more.