Last updated: 26 October, 2013

Egypt court dismisses suit against ElBaradei

A Cairo court Saturday threw out a lawsuit against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mohamed ElBaradei over his resignation as Egyptian vice president in protest at a bloody crackdown on Islamists.

A lawyer filed the suit in August against ElBaradei, who left Egypt after resigning, accusing him of having betrayed the trust of the opposition National Salvation Front which he represented.

Judicial sources said the court threw out the case.

In protest at a crackdown by security forces that left hundreds of Islamists dead, ElBaradei stepped down on August 14 from a government set up by the military after it ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.