Mercedes-Benz Egypt’s Top Officials Accused Of Religious Discrimination

A number of Mercedes-Benz Egypt’s leading officials have been accused of religious discrimination after firing an employee at the company for defending a Salafi preacher at a TV talk show who is considered a “terrorist” by the company’s leaders, sources said. This act of religious discrimination breaches the equality of opportunity principle and is a crime as per the United Nations Charter.

Al-Gamalia Misdemeanor Court sentenced the company’s managing director Mike Nolte, director of finance and administration Yoachim Henrik Wolff and head of sales and marketing department Zakaria Kameil Ishak for a month in prison and they were also fined EGP 30,000 as well as paid EGP 1,000 as a temporary civil compensation for the plaintiff, sources added.

The leaders have submitted an appeal against the verdict and the petition was filed for judgment at the end of this month, sources revealed.