20 students banned from union elections for ‘terrorist affiliation’
Ain Shams University - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Some 20 Ain Shams University students were excluded from student union elections over affiliations with either “banned or terrorist entities,” Youm7 reported Wednesday.

Deputy President of Ain Sham University Mohamed el-Toukhy said that there were judicial rulings issued against the 20 excluded students.

Another 250 student candidates were also banned from running in the elections due to unfulfilled conditions, as some of them did not partake in student activities, while other failed their exams.

On Nov. 2, the Ministry of Higher Education started receiving candidacy applications. The last time student union elections were held was in 2013.

The ministry has applied some amendments to students’ laws, which were faced by criticism for imposing restrictions on participation in elections.

According to the amendments, other conditions include: candidates should be Egyptians and having paid their fees.

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