Court places judicial guardianship over Pharmacists’ Syndicate

Aya Nader
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The Court for Urgent Matters in Abdeen rejected Sunday the appeal filed by the Pharmacists’ Syndicate against a court decision to put it under judicial guardianship.

The ruling was issued one year ago, on 31 May 2014, citing the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood leadership as a reason for the guardianship.

The Pharmacists’ Syndicate convened a General Assembly on Thursday to dismiss the Board of Directors at the Medical Federation. The syndicate members took the initiative individually and rallied together to oust the current federation director, who is also a member of the Doctors’ Syndicate, Khairy Abdel-Dayem.

During the General Assembly, the pharmacists also voted on rejecting the federation budget for 2013-2014.

Meanwhile, the current administration described their acts as “unconstitutional” and “illegal”, and refused to attend the assembly.

In December 2013, the Independent Current ousted the Muslim Brotherhood from the majority of seats in the Doctors’ Syndicate, a body long controlled by the Brotherhood. The Brotherhood was officially designated as a terrorist group on 25 December 2013, and their members have faced arrests and detainment while staging protests.


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