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Hearing of lawsuit demanding to allow Ahmed Doma to remotely resume his studies online adjourned to May 8

Publish Date : Monday, 25 October, 2021
Last Update : Sunday, 17 April, 2022
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17 April 2022 

Today, the Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn to May 8 hearing to look into lawsuit No. 5057 of 76 filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma, challenging the negative decision not to allow him to resume his study online; for the Appellees’ response.

The lawsuit was filed last October 25, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity and recently Institute of Arab Research and Studies was added as a new Appellee, After Doma- sentenced to 15 years in prison and has been serving his sentence since 2015- sent a written request through his lawyers to attend the digital lectures of the Political Science Diploma at Institute of Arab Research and Studies; as the Institute requires a certain amount of attendance for lectures and exams and obtaining written approval from the prison administrative authority, However, but the prison administrative authority declined without giving reasons.

4 April 2022  “Hearing of lawsuit demanding to allow Omar Mohamed Ali to remotely resume his studies online adjourned to April 27”

Yesterday, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn lawsuit No. 5050 of 76 filed by AFTE on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali, challenging the negative decision not to allow him to resume their studies online, to next April 27 hearing for the defense’s response and submitting documents.

AFTE filed the lawsuit last October against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity, after Ali -convicted in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment- submitted a request to Thebes Higher Academy, the Ministry of Higher Education, and the Prison Authority Sector to allow him to attend online lectures to complete his architecture studies inside his prison cell. However, his request was dismissed without giving reasons.

31 March 2022 “AFTE files a report to the Public Prosecutor regarding Ahmed Doma’s hunger strike”

Today, the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression submitted a report to the Public Prosecutor that carried No. 155833 regarding Ahmed Doma’s hunger strike since last Saturday; for receiving poor treatment inside Tura prison.

It should be noted that Doma – who’s sentenced to fifteen years in prison in connection with Case. No. 8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies), and has been serving his term since 2015 in Tura Prison- was prevented from outdoor sports and receiving the necessary health care after several relapses, The prison administration also prevented him from receiving any books or using the prison’s library. After he declared a hunger strike, the prison administration moved him to a solitary cell as a form of punishment.

AFTE demands the Public Prosecutor Hamada El-Sawy to open an urgent investigation into what Doma is being subjected to in prison, prove his hunger strike, and transfer him to the hospital immediately to follow up on his health condition.

27 March 2022 “Hearing of lawsuit demanding to allow Ahmed Doma to remotely resume his

studies adjourned to April 17″

Yesterday, the Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn to 17 April  hearing to look into lawsuit No. 5057 of 76 filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma, challenging the negative decision not to allow him to resume his study online, due to the defense’s request to correct the form of the lawsuit by adding Institute of Arab Research and Studies as a new appellee.

The lawsuit was filed last October 25, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity and recently Institute of Arab Research and Studies, After Doma- sentenced to 15 years in prison and has been serving his sentence since 2015- sent a written request through his lawyers to attend the digital lectures of the Political Science Diploma at Institute of Arab Research and Studies; as the Institute requires a certain amount of attendance for lectures and exams and obtaining written approval from the prison administrative authority, However, but the prison administrative authority declined without giving reasons.

In the lawsuit, AFTE demanded that Doma to be allowed to resume their studies by attending lectures online through the prison’s digitally equipped halls after verifying that the prison administrative authority obtains the necessary facilities to achieve his request.

13 March 2022

Yesterday, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn lawsuit No. 5057 of 76 filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity, challenging the negative decision not to allow him to resume his studies online, to Mach 27 hearing.

It should be noted that the appellant is convicted in connection with Case. No.8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies) with a fifteen-year hard prison sentence.AFTE demanded to allow Doma to resume his study by attending lectures online through the Prison Authority Sector’s digitally equipped halls inside prisons to hold detention renewal sessions after Doma submitted several requests to allow him to resume his exams and digital lectures, but the prison administrative authority declined without giving reasons.

6 March 2022

Yesterday, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn lawsuit No. 5050 of 76 filed by AFTE on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity, challenging the negative decision not to allow him to resume his studies online, to next April 3 hearing.

The court’s decision to adjourn the hearing came due to the absence of the appellee administrative body as it didn’t submit any documents or memoranda, which impeded the lawsuit’s progress. The court also decided to assign AFTE’s defense panel to announce the administrative body to attend the hearings.

It should be noted that the appellant is convicted in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment, submitted a request to the Ministry of Higher Education and Thebes Higher Academy to complete his architecture studies digitally inside his prison cell at Thebes Higher Academy. However, the administration declined without giving reasons, and later, he was dismissed from the Academy for dropping out of studies.

6 February 2022 

Yesterday, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to refer the lawsuit filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma to the State Commissioners Authority to prepare its legal opinion report after the appealed administrative body submitted a memorandum and to hear the lawsuit on the following March 16.

The Court also decided to adjourn AFTE’s lawsuit on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali to the following March 6, for the appealed administrative body’s response.

Last October, AFTE filed the two lawsuits before the Administrative Judiciary Court, challenging the negative decision not to allow Doma and Ali to resume their studies online through the Prison Authority Sector’s digitally equipped halls, and against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity.

The first lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ahmed Douma – convicted in connection with Case No. 8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies) with a fifteen-year hard prison sentence – carried No. 5057 of 76 Judicial year, while the second lawsuit, filed on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali – convict in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment – carried No. 5050 of 76 Judicial year.

9 January 2022

On January 9, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn the hearing session of the two lawsuits filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma and Omar Mohamed Ali, challenging the negative decision not to allow them to resume their studies online, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity, to next February 6 session, for the administrative body’s response and document submission.

The first lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ahmed Douma – convicted in connection with Case No. 8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies) with a fifteen-year hard prison sentence – carried No. 5057 of 76 Judicial year, while the second lawsuit, filed on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali – convict in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment – carried No. 5050 of 76 Judicial year.

In the two lawsuits, ِAFTE demanded to allow Doma and Ali to resume their studies by attending lectures online through the Prison Authority Sector’s digitally equipped halls inside prisons to hold detention renewal sessions after both Doma and Ali submitted several requests to allow them to resume their exams and digital lectures, but the prison administrative authority declined without giving reasons.

7 December 2021 

Yesterday, The Administrative Judiciary Court (The Sixth Circuit) decided to adjourn the hearing session of the two lawsuits filed by AFTE on behalf of Ahmed Doma and Omar Mohamed Ali, challenging the negative decision not to allow them to resume their studies online, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity, to January 9 for the administrative body response.

In the two lawsuits, ِAFTE demanded to allow Doma and Ali to resume their studies by attending lectures online through the Prison Authority Sector’s digitally equipped halls inside prisons in the current year. The Prisons Authority cooperated with the Ministry of Justice to hold several digital detention renewal sessions through these halls, where the defendants present and the judges consider their detention order, proving that The Prisons Service possesses the necessary capabilities to facilitate the appellants’ completion of their studies.

The first lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ahmed Douma – convicted in connection with Case No. 8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies) with a fifteen-year hard prison sentence – carried No. 5057 of 76 Judicial year, while the second lawsuit, filed on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali – convict in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment – carried No. 5050 of 76 Judicial year.

25 October 2021

Today, AFTE’s attorneys filed two lawsuits before the Administrative Judiciary Court at the State’s Council, on behalf of Ahmed Doma and Omar Mohamed Ali, challenging the negative decision not to allow them to resume their studies online, against both the Minister of Higher Education and the Minister of Interior in their capacity.

The first lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ahmed Douma – convicted in connection with Case No. 8629 of 2011 (El-Sayida Zainab Felonies) with a fifteen-year hard prison sentence – carried No. 5057 of 76 Judicial year, while the second lawsuit, filed on behalf of Omar Mohamed Ali – convict in connection with Case. No. 174 of 2015 (West Cairo Military Felonies) with life imprisonment – carried No. 5050 of 76 Judicial year.

In the two lawsuits, ِAFTE demanded to allow Doma and Ali to resume their studies by attending lectures online through the Prison Authority Sector’s digitally equipped halls inside prisons in the current year. The Prisons Authority cooperated with the Ministry of Justice to hold several digital detention renewal sessions through these halls, where the defendants present and the judges consider their detention order, proving that The Prisons Service possesses the necessary capabilities to facilitate the appellants’ completion of their studies.

As the first appellant, Ahmed Doma is a student at the Institute of Arab Research and Studies, and he filed and attached a written declaration to attend the lectures digitally. However, the administration of the Institute required the Prison Authority sector’s written approval to allow him to attend the exams and digital lectures; Therefore, he submitted a request to the competent authority, but it declined without giving reasons. The second appellant also submitted a request to the Ministry of Higher Education and Thebes Higher Academy to complete his architecture studies digitally at Thebes Higher Academy, He had previously been dismissed from the Institute for dropping out of studies, but the administration also declined without giving reasons.

The two lawsuits are based on Article (19) of the constitution, which states that education is a right for every citizen, as well as Article (56), which prohibits everything that contradicts human dignity inside prisons and pledges to facilitate a decent life for prisoners, as Article (31) of Law 396 of the year 1956 stipulated that the prison administration should encourage prisoners to see and learn for those who have the desire to complete their studies and allow them to sit exams at the exam halls.

AFTE pointed that the State’s orientation towards digital transformation made it easier for the Prisons Authority to provide the necessary means for prisoners who wish to complete their studies digitally, which is the current norm adapted by many universities and institutes since the Corona pandemic.

To view Ahmed Doma’s lawsuit, click here.

To view Omar Mohamed Ali’s lawsuit, click here. 

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