Egyptian human rights lawyer says will run for president in 2018

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Posted: Nov 06, 2017 11:07 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Egyptian human rights lawyer and opposition leader Khaled Ali said on Monday he will challenge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the 2018 presidential election, provided he is not barred from running.

"We prepare for these elections with no illusions about the opponent's honesty," Ali, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2012, told a news conference.

(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)