WASHINGTON — The Egyptian circus and drama continues as mayhem has died down on the streets.
Reuters reports that Mohamed ElBaradei, a former chief of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency, is now facing trial.
He is being sued for “betrayal of trust” after quitting on the interim, military-appointed government after the military deposed the previous president, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi.
This underscores the problems that Egypt faces, with a curfew in place as Islamists are uniting against the interim government. Although democratic elections are taking place within six months, the military is cracking down on Islamists.
Islamists ruled the country with a majority in parliament and as their leader as president. But, that time is officially over.