Bar Association denies stripping ElBaradei of membership

Egypt's media claimed that ElBaradei along with Ayman Nour, a former presidential contender, had been stripped of their memberships for not being practicing lawyers.

Bar Association denies stripping ElBaradei of membership

World Bulletin/News Desk

Egypt's Bar Association dismissed on Monday reports about stripping former Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei of his membership.

"The association has not taken a decision to strip ElBaradei of his membership," Sameh Ashour, the head of the association, told the Anadolu Agency.

"No one has even filed a request for the association to take such a step," he added.

Local media claimed that ElBaradei along with Ayman Nour, a former presidential contender, had been stripped of their memberships for not being practicing lawyers.

ElBaradei holds a law degree but only registered as a member of the Bar Association last year.

The former UN nuclear chief resigned his post as interim vice-president in mid-August protesting the violent dispersal of two major protest camps during which hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed.

He has since been back to his residence in Vienna.

Magdi Sakha, the Bar Association's undersecretary, also denied Nour was stripped of his membership.

Last Mod: 30 Eylül 2013, 23:21
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