Egypt Independent

Professor sues Cairo University president over Niqab ban

Maadi prosecutors are scheduled to examine a lawsuit raised by Cairo University pharmacy professor Safinaz Ibrahim against Cairo University President Hossam Kamel on 31 October.

Kamel is accused of failing to carry out a court order overturning his earlier decision to ban university staff from working or giving lectures on campus while wearing the Islamic face veil, or niqab.

Ibrahim has requested the maximum penalty applicable, noting that Kamel had ignored the court injunction without reason and despite repeated warnings.

She has asked for LE2000 in temporary compensation for damages incurred as a result of the ban.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.