CAIRO: Egypt’s German University in Cairo suspended three students on Tuesday and expelled two others, for organizing a “Kazeboon,” or “Military Liars,” showing, a visual documentation campaign exposing the ruling military council’s numerous human rights violations, screening on their campus.
Amr Abdel Wahab and Hassan Zeko were expelled from the university and Ahmed Bostan, Mostafa Essia, Abdel Hamid Abou Zeid Mekawy were suspended for two weeks, according to students at GUC.
The GUC administration warned families of students that if the students would not stop marching and protesting on campus chanting against the military council, they would be expelled.
However, the threats from the university have only fired up the students against what they have dubbed censorship of freedom of expression and oppression by the university.
Abou Zeid, one of the suspended students, published the suspension letter online through his Twitter account, which reads: “Due to your disrespectful behavior and your violation of courtesy and good manners, we hereby acknowledge that you are suspended for two weeks.”
Five other students at GUC were turned over to an investigation committee at the university for organizing an anti-military junta protest inside the campus and were accused of a long list of violations. Inciting students to break into the administration building, negatively influencing the educational process, endangering the lives of students due to over crowding and pushing, yelling loudly inside the campus and leading the “troublemakers student body,” were the accusations, according to a report by the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression.