The Appeals Court of Urgent Matters decided Sunday to deny and cancel the earlier court decision to put the Pharmacists’ Syndicate under judicial guardianship, a syndicate board member confirmed.
“We had hope that the judiciary would give a fair ruling,” said Mohamed Ramadan, one of the syndicate’s high board members. “We took all the legal procedures to resolve this matter.”
The Pharmacists’ Syndicate was put under judicial guardianship in May 2014 by the Court for Urgent Matters in Abdeen, Cairo.
“The group that raised the report did so for personal reasons,” Ramadan said.
Syndicate member Safaa Abdel-Azim and the syndicate’s lawyer, Seoudi Ibrahim had filed the report.
The court had cited Muslim Brotherhood leadership as a reason for ruling to put the syndicate under judicial supervision.
Ramadan said: “In the syndicate’s elections people are chosen on terms of professionalism, and not based on political leanings.”
“The work of the syndicate is not political, it is professional,” Ramadan said.
The Muslim Brotherhood was officially designated as a terrorist group in December 2013. Their members have been consistently subject to state repression since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.