Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crossing the Doctor?

Saleh Ahmed manager of the Mit Rahina antiquities zone has found himself with difficulties having landed himself on the wrong side of Dr. Zahi Hawass (his boss) and head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities when he proposed a different approach to how to deal with certain Egyptian antiquities, particularly the mummy of king Tutankhamen, this was entirely appropriate as he is a mummification specialist but unfortunately for Saleh, who holds a master’s degree from Manchester University in England, Dr. Hawass did not appreciate Saleh's advice and as a result Saleh feels he is a target of a smear campaign by Dr. Hawass. There are currently 42 investigations looking into Saleh.

(ANHRI) or the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information condemns the repression being perpetrated by Dr. Hawass against the researcher with the legal support unit deciding to adopt Saleh’s case and support him. As it stands now Saleh is being deprived of promotions, he cannot attend international antiquities exhibitions in addition to salary deductions.

An administrative court is reviewing Mr. Saleh’s case against the Supreme Council of Antiquities and its leader Dr. Hawass.


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