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It's a reference to the court victory that brought to prominence the rights lawyer who was a leading player in Egypt's 2011 uprising but was little noticed outside his leftist circles when he ran for president in 2012 . With a suit he and other lawyers led last year, Ali succeeded in blocking the government's plan to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.Now Ali is considering running again in elections next year to challenge Sisi, the former general who came to office in 2014 in a landslide, riding on the support for his fierce crackdown on Islamists.Since leading the military in a 2013 ouster of the Brotherhood, Sisi has waged a heavy crackdown on dissent, not only among Islamists but also against the ranks of secular activists.Ordinary Egyptians helped Ali in gathering the nearly 200 pieces of evidence that he and his colleagues submitted in the case to show the islands were historically Egyptian, including atlases, books, military books, documents and journals of 19th-century travelers.Sisi has yet to formally announce it, but he is likely to seek a second, four-year term in office in 2018 .
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