Report: Egypt’s ElBaradei to stand trial on breach of trust

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Egypt’s former Interim Vice-President Mohammad ElBaradei will face trial for breach of trust on Sept. 19, the state-run Al Ahram newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The case against ElBaradei was filed by ElSayed Attik, head of the criminal law department of the University of Helwan.

Attik was quoted by the newspaper as saying that ElBaradei was appointed as vice president to represent the National Salvation Front and other revolutionary movements and should have consulted them before resigning.

The Egyptian lawyer was also quoted as saying that ElBaradei failed to offer a solution dispersing supporters of ousted President Mohammad Mursi at a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya square.

ElBaradei resigned on Aug.14 after just one month in political office, stating that he could not bear the responsibility for decisions he disagreed with.

His resignation came after more than one hundred people were killed in a crackdown by security forces to clear protests by Mursi supporters.

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