CAIRO: A total of 40 junior and senior students were expelled from the Police Academy after they were “proven” to be affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Ministry of Interior spokesperson Hany Abdel Latif, Tuesday.
The students, allegedly “loyal” to the Brotherhood, had first or second degree relatives in the banned group, which, according to Latif, “puts them, as policemen, in a critical situation.”
Latif, claiming that the students’ relatives partake in the Brotherhood’s “sabotage,” added that as long as students and their families do not partake in the practices of the Brotherhood, they may remain in the academy.
Junior students of 2013/2014 would have joined the academy under the presidency of President Mohamed Morsi; senior students would have begun their study under the rule of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, with whom the Brotherhood sought a sort of political convergence.
The police spokesperson said the expelled students may appeal the decision before the Court of Administrative Judiciary, and could also join the Faculty of Law or any private university.
He also noted that there are security departments that closely follow every policeman of all ranks, including temporary conscripts, as well as police students, adding that two students were expelled last year after they revealed their Islamist affiliations on Facbeook.