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GUC appeal verdict to be announced on 10 January

The students were suspended for taking part in a sit-in


The administrative judiciary announced the date of the verdict on the appeal of students of the German University in Cairo (GUC) to 10 January.

Three students from GUC were detained in May after the university’s administration filed complaints on 8 May against the students for taking part in a sit-in. The university accused the students of assaulting the university’s president and security personnel.

After the death of GUC student Yara Tarek, the GUC Student Union (SU) announced a sit-in on campus. Tarek was hit by a bus in March 2015 when she had lost her balance and fell within the buses waiting area as while one bus was reversing and another was moving forward.

Students boycotted exams following the incident and took part in a sit-in requesting accountability for the university’s transportation administration, changing campus security, and the availability of equipped ambulances.

Three students were detained for four days, SU president Hazem Abdel Khalek, SU Vice President Karim Nagib and student Alaa Al-Attar. They were later released.

On 1 August, the prosecution summoned six students to inform them it was looking into their suspension for six months, two years, or indefinitely.

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