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ElBaradei to face trial in September

Legal expert claims the suit is ‘just to defame him’


Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel laureate and former Vice President for International Relations, is being tried for breaching fidiuciary duty
Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel laureate and former Vice President for International Relations, is being tried for breaching fidiuciary duty

Mohamed ElBaradei, former vice president for foreign affairs, will face trial on 19 September for charges of “betraying fiduciary duty,” according state-owned Al-Ahram.

Sayed Atiq, the lawyer who filed complaint said that ElBaradei’s resignation was a “betrayal to fiduciary duty,” after his appointment by the National Salvation front and interim government.

He claimed that Baradei’s resignation created a “false impression” that the Egyptian government used excessive force to disperse sit-ins, adding that “he betrayed this duty, which is betrayal to the nation,” according to Al-Ahram.

“The Lawyers’ Syndicate ID should be confiscated from this lawyer,” said Malek Adly, a human rights lawyer with the Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights.

Adly added that such a crime does not exist; any public officer has the right to resign, and that if his resignation were a “betrayal”, it would not have been accepted by President Adly Mansour.

Rania Azab, ElBaradei’s spokeswoman said she had no information on the case and did not wish to make a comment.

ElBaradei resigned from his position as vice president for foreign affairs following the dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins by the Ministry of Interior, saying in his resignation that “it is hard for me to be responsible for decisions I do not agree with, and ” I cannot be responsible in front of God and Egyptian people for one blood drop that could have not been shed.”

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