Azhar University suspends 210 students

210 students, of whom 70 were expelled from the university's dormitories, have been suspended by Al-Azhar for 'rioting'.

Azhar University suspends 210 students

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's Al-Azhar University has suspended 210 students over their partaking in protests to denounce the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, university president Osama al-Abd said Thursday.

The students, who would not be able to attend classes for periods ranging from one month to a whole midterm, were found guilty of on-campus rioting and incitement to violence by a disciplinary board, al-Abd told reporters.

Of the group, 70 students were also expelled from the university's dormitories, he added.

Demonstrations against the July 3 ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi have rocked several universities throughout the country since Egypt's academic year began in September.

The most violent of these have been seen at Al-Azhar University's Cairo campus, where the academic year began on October 19 after having been postponed by almost one month.

Scores of Azhar students called a strike on Saturday to protest the recent detention of a number of anti-coup students.

Last Mod: 29 Kasım 2013, 10:53
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