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Tags: ML | Egypt | Islands

Lawyer Calls Egyptian President a 'traitor' over Islands

Lawyer Calls Egyptian President a 'traitor' over Islands

Monday, 12 June 2017 10:38 AM

CAIRO (AP) — A leading Egyptian rights lawyer widely expected to run in next year's presidential election has called President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a "traitor" over his decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Khaled Ali made his comment during a meeting of opposition parties called Sunday to denounce an ongoing review by lawmakers of the April 2016 agreement that surrendered the islands to the Saudis.

Critics argue that a January court ruling annulling the pact was final and should be respected by the 596-seat chamber.

Parliament speaker Ali Abdel-Al says no court ruling should take the chamber's prerogative to ratify or reject international agreements.

Parliament is packed by el-Sissi supporters and a vote by the house to ratify the agreement is a foregone conclusion.

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A leading Egyptian rights lawyer widely expected to run in next year's presidential election has called President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a "traitor" over his decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.Khaled Ali made his comment during a meeting of opposition...
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