Egyptian teachers syndicate placed under judicial supervision

Ahram Online, Monday 31 Mar 2014

Board replaced after syndicate member complained it was filled with Brotherhood members facing trial for inciting violence

Egyptian teachers syndicate
File Photo: Egyptian teachers syndicate (Photo: Al-Ahram)

The board of the teachers syndicate has been dissolved and placed under judicial supervision, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Earlier this year, a syndicate member filed a request for the syndicate to be put under judicial supervision, its board dissolved and an interim board be appointed by the education minister.

The request was made because the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated board included members facing trial for inciting violence.  

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, thousands of Brotherhood members have been arrested on various charges, including incitement of violence.

The last syndicate put under judicial supervision was the engineering syndicate.

Prior to the January 2011 revolution, a court verdict ended the system of judicial supervision under which the syndicate’s elections were suspended for 15 years.

However, the supervision order was only revoked after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak. 

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