Al-Azhar University in Alexandria has permanently expelled seven female students, alleged to be affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of involvement in violent protests and riots within campus.
Asmaa Shaaban, undersecretary of the Faculty of Islamic Studies, told Al-Masry Al-Youm that the students were prevented from continuing their year-end examinations which started May 16.
Al-Azhar University has seen occasional encounters between security and students loyal to ousted president Mohamed Morsi over the past year.
Several students were expelled from Egyptian universities over involvement in anti-government protests since Morsi’s removal, while others were sentenced to jail.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm