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