19 students expelled from Al-Azhar University
Protests at Al-Azhar University - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: A total of 19 students have been permanently expelled from Al-Azhar University following investigations, Youm7 reported Thursday.

Eight of the students are girls, mostly from different humanities faculties, nine are from the university’s Faculty of Theology branch in Zagazig, and two are from the university’s branch in Tafahna town in the Delta’s Dakahlia.

Al-Azhar University witnessed the worst protests that spread across several Egyptian universities after the 2013 ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. Hundreds of students were expelled for their alleged implication in vandalizing and sabotaging the university’s facilities.

Other students were arrested and sentenced to prison over violence, sabotage and blocking roads.

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