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Egypt court to review case against ElBaradei

Former vice president Mohamed ElBaradei may face court proceedings in a civil case against him for 'breaching national trust'

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Aug 2013
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Former Egypt's interim Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei (Photo: Reuters)
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The Nasr City misdemeanour court has decided that on 19 September it will consider the case filed against former vice president for international relations Mohamed ElBaradei, who resigned on Wednesday following a crackdown by security forces to disperse two protest camps by pro-Morsi supporters.

The case, filed by Dr. Sayed Ateeq, head of the Criminal Law Department at Helwan University's Faculty of Law, charges ElBaradei with  breach of "national trust". According to Ateeq, ElBaradei had not presented to the government, the presidency or the revolutionary forces any other alternatives to dispersing the sit-ins, as well as disregarded the "terrorist crimes" committed by the Muslim Brotherhood there.

Ateeq added that ElBaradei's resignation created an impression to the global community that the Egyptian government used excessive force in dispersing the sit-ins.

"ElBaradei was not selected as vice president for his person, but as a representative of the National Salvation Front and revolutionary forces," and that he had resigned without consulting with those he represented, Ateeq said.

Mohamed ElBaradei is currently in Austria with his family.

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Bill
20-08-2013 11:51pm
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A sign of Egypt's unraveling fabric of government
The collapse of Mubarak may have been justified. The removal of Morsi certainly had merit, if only because the absence of improvements in living conditions. And, as well, shutting down the pro-Morsi demonstrations due to the horrific impact they were having in some neighborhoods was reasonable. But putting Baradei on trial for refusing to stay because he objected to violence is hugely ridiculous and tells outsiders Egypt has no sensibility left.
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Fed Up
20-08-2013 10:55pm
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What a joke
Please tell me your joking!! I did not support Elbaradei but respect him now for his position. The hatred for the Muslim brotherhood has really made people blind to the attrocities by the police and army that should not be ignored. Elbaradei had the guts to say 'no'. Where is Sabbahi, Musa and the rest of the NSF. Is this not the time to condemn the violence as you did during Morsi's rule? Shame on the NSF for being silent. Being silent is a sign of acceptance!!!
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John
20-08-2013 10:40pm
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Payback time...
This is one person who never rested until President Morsi and the MB were illegally brought down from power through a military coup. The military and mubarak loyalist in government will make sure they make an example of Baradie as a lesson for all their other liberal and Islamist lackeys who decide to cross them. What goes around comes around!!!
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