Egyptian security forces stand guard outside the court during the trial of human rights lawyer and ex-presidential candidate, Khaled Ali in Cairo, Egypt, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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An Egyptian court Wednesday postponed its verdict in a case against rights lawyer and presidential hopeful Khaled Ali, judicial sources said, leaving uncertainty over whether he will be allowed to run in a forthcoming election.If the election takes place before March 7, however, Ali will be allowed to run, he and another lawyer said.Ali, a socialist, ran in the 2012 election coming seventh.A judicial source said the appeals court had postponed its verdict while footage was examined to determine whether Ali made the alleged rude sign.
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