Mohamed Badie, the eighth leader of the Brotherhood, was a part-time professor of veterinary pathology.
Amin Lotfi, the head of Beni Suef University, said that the administration “respects Egyptian law, adding that their decision is based on a causal report presented by the legal advisor of the university according to the recent verdicts against Badi and the Brotherhood,” Youm7 reported.
Minya’s Criminal Court sentenced 683 Muslim Brotherhood members, including Badie, to death Monday, and referred the case to Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam of Al Azhar to give an opinion on the death sentence, as per Egyptian law. The case may still be appealed.
Since the ousting of former President Mohamed Morsi, many Brotherhood members have been charged with inciting violence or supporting a terrorist group. The Brotherhood was banned in October through a judicial ruling, and classified as a terrorist group on Dec. 25, 2013.
Additional reporting by Ayman Ramadan