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disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to February 2

Publish Date : Tuesday, 3 August, 2021
Last Update : Wednesday, 12 January, 2022
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12 January 2022 

Today, The Disciplinary Board of the Teaching Staff at the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City decided to adjourn the disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy to February 2nd session, as per Al-Tantawy’s defense request to view the accusations evidence.

Al-Tantawy was referred to a disciplinary hearing after unofficially handing over two letters signed by the head of the legal affairs department at the institute’s asking her to appear before the legal investigator at the institute, without reference to the party that summoned her to interrogation or any accusations, Al-Tantawy attended the hearing, afterward, the dean of the institute issued the referral decision based on a legal memorandum submitted by the institute’s legal investigator after the interrogation session.

The decision to refer Tantawy to a disciplinary hearing reflects the HTI dean’s intention to issue a negative decision that prevents Al-Tantawy from obtaining her legal right to head the department of mechanical engineering at the institute, as she is the most senior assistant professor at the institute. The decision also reveals an intention to prevent Tantawy from obtaining a professorship degree, although she had fulfilled all the technical and procedural conditions. It aims to further abuse her, especially after her serious endeavours to get her rights.

10 January 2022 

On January 10, the State Commissioners Authority (The 17th Circuit) decided to adjourn the appeal filed by AFTE and ANHRI on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy to the next February 21 session, to obtain an official copy of the reasons for refusing to grant her professorship.

The appeal held No. 61520 of 75 was filed against both The Minister of Higher Education and the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City, challenging the negative decision not to grant Al-Tantawi the professorship despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions.

Earlier, the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City decided to refer Al-Tantawi to a disciplinary hearing, the decision that was condemned by AFTE and other human rights organizations. 

The events date back to her request as she asked for her legal right to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department and the consequent material and moral rights as being the most senior assistant professor within the department. Nevertheless, her request was rejected by the Dean of the Institute considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist Hisham Jaafar, even though she previously had assumed the position and abdicated temporarily due to her health conditions last year.

8 November 2021

Yesterday, State Delegated Authority (The 17th Circuit) decided to adjourn lawsuit No. 61520 of 75 filed by The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy against both The Minister of Higher Education and the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City, appealing the negative decision not to grant her a professorship, despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions, to next January 10 session.

State Delegated Authority granted Al-Tantawy access to obtain her file from the Higher Technological Institute to explain the reason for refusal to grant her the scientific degree, after the competent court and Al-Tantawy’s defense were informed that the institute’s administration hadn’t submitted the appellant’s file or provided the reasons for depriving her of the position, and the institute’s administration hadn’t attended the session despite their announcement.

The events date back to her request, in which she asked for her legal right to be enabled to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department and the consequent material and moral rights as being the most senior assistant professor within the department, even though she previously had assumed the position and abdicated it temporarily due to her health conditions in October 2020. Nevertheless, her request was rejected by the Dean of the Institute considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist “Hisham Jaafar.”

2 August 2021

Yesterday, The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Arabic Network for Human Rights Information have filed the appeal No. 61520 of 75, on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy against both The Minister of Higher Education and the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City, appealing the negative decision not to grant her a professorship, despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions.

The events date back to her request, in which she asked for her legal right to be enabled to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department and the consequent material and moral rights as being the most senior assistant professor within the department, even though she previously had assumed the position and abdicated it temporarily due to her health conditions in October 2020, Nevertheless, her request was rejected by the Dean of the Institute considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist “Hisham Jaafar”.

It’s worth noting that “Manar Al-Tantawy” is under investigation by the institute’s legal investigator on charges of offending the institute in the media, instead of approving her legal right in the academic degree and assuming her official position as the head of the department.

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