Egypt: Judge dismisses 'betrayal of trust' case against ElBaradei

By REUTERS
October 26, 2013 15:18

CAIRO - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim vice president for "betrayal of trust" in quitting the army-backed government in protest against its bloody crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Cairo's Misdemeanours Court judge Wael El-Mahdi on Saturday threw out the case against Mohamed ElBaradei, saying it lacked sufficient grounds. ElBaradei was out of the country.

Anti-Morsi Egyptian law professor Sayyid Al-Ateeq brought the suit against ElBaradei in August.

ElBaradei, former head of the UN nuclear agency and co-leader of the secular National Salvation Front (NSF) grouping, had been the most prominent liberal to endorse the military's overthrow of former president Morsi on July 3.

He resigned on August 14 after security forces attacked protest camps set up by Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, killing hundreds of people.


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