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ElBaradei sued for "betrayal of trust"

February 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Egypt’s former acting vice president, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei, will be sued for “betrayal of trust” after his decision to resign in protest against the government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Judicial sources in Egypt said on Tuesday that a Cairo court will hear the lawsuit filed by an Egyptian professor of law on 19 September.

The suit signals a possible new wave of politically driven cases after the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi.

ElBaradei is a former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and co- leader of the National Salvation Front. He is the most prominent liberal figures to back the army overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi on July 3rd following mass protests. He was heavily criticised for resigning his post as acting vice president on 14 August.