CAIRO: Azhar University President Ibrahim Hodhod expelled three students over the complicity in the last year’s assassination of Attorney General Hisham Barakat, the university media center announced Thursday.
The “final expulsion” decision was taken “after launching necessary legal interrogation according to Law No.74 for the Year 1961,” said the statement, adding that all Egyptian universities will be informed with the decision and the names of the expelled students in order not to enroll them.
The decision came a day after the three students, along with a graduate from the same university, appeared in a televised recording in which they admitted to having executed the car bomb attack that killed Barakat on June 29 last year.
The date for the students’ trial has not been set yet. However, they face charges of belonging to a terrorist organization (Muslim Brotherhood), possessing arms in addition to killing Barakat.