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Disciplinary hearing of Manar Al-Tantawy to be adjudicated on July 26

Publish Date : Tuesday, 3 August, 2021
Last Update : Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
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28 June 2022 

On June 28, The Disciplinary Board of the Teaching Staff at the Higher Technological Institute on the 10th of Ramadan City set next July 26 to adjudicate disciplinary lawsuit No. 18 of 2021 filed against Manar Al-Tantawy, while allowing Al-Tantawy’s defense to submit defense memoranda on her behalf on July 19 hearing.

In the disciplinary lawsuit, Al-Tantawy faces charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute of the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some satellite channels, as a continuation of intransigence Al-Tantawy faces from the institute’s dean starting from his refusal to grant her a professorship degree, in addition to his refusal of getting back her official position as the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, the same position she occupied and temporarily apologized for due to her health conditions, despite her fulfilling all the requirements that qualify her to obtain the position and the consequent financial rights.

21 June 2022 Administrative Judiciary Court to examine Manar Al-Tantawy’s appeal on July 5

Today, the Administrative Judiciary Court (Circuit 17) set next July 5 as a date to examine appeal No. 61520 of 75 filed by Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, on behalf of Manar Al-Tantawy; for the response of the appellee administrative body.

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information filed the appeal last August 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.

Al-Tantawy faces intransigence from the Dean of Institute to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department, which she previously assumed and abdicated temporarily. The intransigence is against political reasons considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist Hisham Jaafar.

7 June 2022  Disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to June 27

Today,  The Disciplinary Board of the Teaching Staff at the Higher Technological Institute on the 10th of Ramadan City set next June 27 as a date to look into the disciplinary hearing of lawsuit No. 18 of 2021 filed against Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy; as the Institute’s representative shall respond to the documents and pleas that Al-Tantawy’s defense submitted.

Al-Tantawy faces charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute of the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some satellite channels, against the backdrop of her refusal of the dean’s decision not to grant her official position to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department for political reasons, despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions.

31 May 2022 

On May 31, the State Commissioners Authority issued its legal opinion report regarding appeal No. 61520 of 75 filed by AFTE on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy, stating that the appeal should be accepted in form, to rescind the negative decision not to allow Al-Tantawy a professorship degree and that the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City’s administration shall be obliged to pay the administrative expenses.

The State Commissioners Authority clarified in its report that a specialized committee of the Supreme Council of Universities recommended promoting Al-Tantawy to a professor; following that, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Universities sent a letter to the Dean of the Higher Technological Institute to give Al-Tantawy the academic degree. However, the Central Administration For Private Higher Institutes’s letter disapproved Al-Tantawy’s obtaining the professorship without any given reasons despite her fulfilling all the requirements stipulated in law; according to the authority’s report, This is an abuse of power, and then the decision is worth rescinding.

The events date back to her request. She asked for her legal right to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department and the consequent material and moral rights as 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 in October 2020.

31 May 2022 “Disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to June 7”

Yesterday, The Disciplinary Board of the Teaching Staff at the Higher Technological Institute on the 10th of Ramadan City set next May 7 as a date to look into the disciplinary hearing of lawsuit No. 18 of 2021 filed against Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy, to submit defense submissions from both sides.

It is worth noting that Al-Tantawy’s defense argued that there was no evidence to prove the accusation’s validity, the maliciousness of the complaint filed against Al-Tantawy, and the abuse of power. The defense also requested the assignment of a radio and television committee to examine the technical evidence presented in the lawsuit.

Al-Tantawy faces charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute of the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some anti-national satellite channels, against the backdrop of her refusal of the dean’s decision not to grant her official position to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist Hisham Jaafar.

10 May 2022 “Disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to May 31”

Today, The Disciplinary Board of the Teaching Staff at the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City set next May 31 as a date to look into the disciplinary hearing of lawsuit No. 18 of 2021 filed against Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy, the board also permitted Al-Tantawy’s defense to review the CD which contains the charges evidence of the lawsuit filed against her.

Al-Tantawy faces charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute of the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some anti-national satellite channels, against the backdrop of her refusal of the dean’s decision not to grant her official position to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist Hisham Jaafar.

5 April 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 lawsuit No. 18 of 2021 filed against Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy to next May 10; as Al-Tantawy’s defense requested to review the CD which contains the charges evidence of the lawsuit filed against her.

Al-Tantawy was referred to a disciplinary hearing last December 15 on charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute of the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some anti-national satellite channels, as stated in the lawsuit.

The events date back to her request as she asked for her legal right to chair the Mechanical Engineering 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 she was going through.

29 March 2022  “Disciplinary hearing of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy adjourned to April 5”

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 No. 18 of 2021 filed against Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy to next April 5.

Al-Tantawy was referred to a disciplinary hearing last December 15 on charges of insulting the Higher Technological Institute in the 10th of Ramadan City and its dean via social media and some anti-national satellite channels, as stated in the lawsuit, against the background of the dean’s decision not to grant Al-Tantawy the professorship despite fulfilling all the technical and procedural conditions for political reasons.

21 February 2022 

Today, the State Commissioners Authority (The 17th Circuit) decided to adjourn appeal No. 61520 of 75 filed on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy to decide its legal opinion.

Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression and Arabic Network for Human Rights Information filed the appeal last August 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.

Al-Tantawy faces intransigence from the Dean of Institute to chair the Mechanical Engineering Department, which she previously assumed and abdicated temporarily. The intransigence is against political reasons considering being the wife of the former prisoner of conscience and journalist Hisham Jaafar.

2 February 2022

Yesterday, 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 the following March 16 session to review and copy the case paper.

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, following through, 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.

Also, on next February 21, the State Commissioners Authority (The 17th Circuit) shall review appeal No. 61520 of 75, filed by AFTE and ANHRI on behalf of Dr. Manar Al-Tantawy, to obtain an official copy of the reasons for refusing to grant her professorship. that she previously had assumed and abdicated temporarily due to her health conditions.

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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