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Egypt Frees Jailed Sisi Challenger

Sami Annan was arrested after an announcement that he would vie against President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in the 2018 presidential vote

CAIRO—The Egyptian military on Sunday released one of the country’s former chiefs-of-staff, nearly two years after his arrest following an announcement that he would challenge President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi in the 2018 presidential vote, military officials and his lawyer said.

A military court had sentenced Sami Annan, 71 years old, earlier this year to nine years’ imprisonment. He was taken into custody in January last year on charges of fraudulently registering to vote and of breaching regulations by declaring his intention...