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#egypt public prosecution

Former presidential hopeful Ahmed Tantawy was arrested on 27 May after an Egyptian appeals court upheld a one-year prison sentence on charges of forging election documents, his lawyer Khaled Ali announced on X. Tantawy, who was present in court during the decision, was promptly taken into custody to begin serving his sentence. The court also upheld one-year sentences for Tantawy's campaign manager Mohamed Abu Al-Diyar and 21 campaign staff on similar charges, Ali added in a separate statement. Tantawy, a…