October 18, 2018

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Over 3,400 Egyptian students to take exams from prison

Over 3,400 Egyptian students to take exams from prison

The Ministry of Interior announced Tuesday that 3,462 students imprisoned on politically related charges will take their first semester exams administered by special examining committees in prisons across the country. The arrangements have been made in concert with education directorates and universities.

While the Ministry of Interior has stated that many students have been detained on a wide variety of charges, there is an increasing number of students imprisoned over political cases. Egypt’s youth demographic, especially university students, has been at the heart of the opposition movement to the post-30 June government and have faced the the punitive measures of the security force’s crackdown.

Mohamed Nagi from Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression’s (AFTE) student observatory told Daily News Egypt that around 1,000 students in detention were political prisoners. Read more

 

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