Cairo University announced in an official statement that it had dismissed five faculty members because their names had been added to the country's terror list for belonging to the banned and terrorist-designated Muslim Brotherhood organization, state-run news agency MENA reported on Friday.
According to the statement, the five dismissed faculty members are professors Rashad Mohamed Ali El-Bayoumi, Pakinam El-Sharqawi, Essam El-Din Abdul-Halim, Ahmed Mohamed Zuhairi and Abdel-Rahman El-Shabrawi.
El-Sharkawi, who worked as a political consultant for ousted president Mohamed Morsi, and El-Bayoumi, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Office, are standing trial alongside Morsi in terrorism and espionage-related cases.
The professors had all been placed by judicial rulings on terror list, thus they are no longer in good moral standing to work in public office according to the 2015 law on terrorist entities and individuals, the university explained.
The Brotherhood was designated a terrorist organization by the government in late 2013.